A FOURTH teenager has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with a Patcham hit and run.

On Saturday night, 19-year-old Enkyed Islam was mown down by a pickup truck opposite the Ladies Mile pub.

The driver of the truck then drove back over him, leaving him with internal bleeding to his liver among other serious injuries.

He was left fighting for his life at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Police arrested a 17-year-old on suspicion of attempted murder on Sunday morning. He was released on bail for that crime but breached the conditions, so has been remanded in custody.

He was also charged with theft of a vehicle.

On Monday two other boys, aged 14 and 15, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

The 15-year-old was released on bail until November 6, and the 14-year-old was released under investigation.

Now another 15-year-old has been arrested under suspicion of attempted murder, theft of a vehicle and theft from a vehicle.

He has been released on bail until November 7.

Detective Inspector Ian Still said: “We have arrested four teenagers in connection with this incident, which we believe was a deliberate act.

“We’re really keen to speak anyone who may have seen a black Ford Ranger, which was dirty in appearance, driving in or around the area over the weekend.

“Enquiries are still ongoing and we would urge any witnesses, or anyone with any information, to report it online quoting Operation Morston.”

Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.