King arrested over hit-and-run

King arrested over hit-and-run

Birmingham City striker Marlon King has been arrested on suspicion of failing to stop after his car hit a pedestrian, who was forced to go to hospital.

The alleged incident took place on Bishops Bridge Road at the junction with Eastbourne Terrace, Paddington, central London.

An ambulance crew took a man in his late 40s to a central London hospital, with King later arrested by City of London Police officers. The pedestrian escaped with non-life-threatening injuries.

A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman confirmed a 33-year-old man had been arrested and taken to a central London police station for questioning.

"He has been bailed to mid-September pending further inquiries. Detectives from Westminster are investigating," she said.

The former Watford and Coventry City forward was jailed for 18 months in 2009 for sexual assault and ABH.

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