A man has been arrested at Heathrow Airport for attempted murder after a car plowed into four pedestrians.
Police were called at 2:43am Sunday after reports that pedestrians had been hit by a vehicle on Kingsley Road, near the junction with Taunton Avenue in Hounslow.
The pedestrians, all men in their early 20s, were taken to hospital, where two are in critical condition.
The other two were treated for non-life-changing injuries.
The driver of the car did not stop at the scene, police said.
Police officers launched an investigation and arrested a 20-year-old man at Heathrow Airport just before 7pm on suspicion of attempted murder.
Police said he had booked a flight and was planning to leave the country.
A second man was also arrested nearby on suspicion of aiding and abetting a perpetrator.
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Thrower said: “This was a serious incident which will have shocked the local community.
“Two men are fighting for their lives in hospital and our thoughts are with them and their families.
“Officials acted promptly to identify a suspect.
“The arrest – which happened as the man was attempting to fly out of the UK – is a timely and crucial development in this ongoing investigation.
“We will continue to work at pace to determine what happened and bring justice to the victims.”
DCI Thrower said police are asking anyone who could help to contact police.
He said: “I would continue to urge anyone with information to come forward.”
For information, call 101 or tweet @MetCC reference 921/25SEP or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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