DETECTIVES have closed an attempted murder probe following a hit-and-run.

One year on from the night Enkyed Islam, 19, was mown down outside the Ladies Mile pub in Patcham, Brighton, no one has been prosecuted for the crime.

Five youths – three 15-year-old boys, a 14-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy – were detained on suspicion of attempted murder.

All have since been dropped as suspects, though the 17-year-old was later charged and convicted of stealing the vehicle used in the hit-and-run.

The stolen black Ford Ranger pickup truck used to run over Enkyed, from Patcham, was found burnt out in Stanmer Park soon after the attack, which happened on the night of Saturday, October 7.

It was reported stolen from a property in Rottingdean on the Friday, and its charred remains found on the Sunday.

Enkyed was hit by the truck and knocked to the pavement. The driver then turned around and ran him over again before speeding off down Mackie Avenue.

One witness said they saw Enkyed lying on the pavement with an oxygen mask on his face and a girl next to him crying and pleading “stay with us.”

Another saw Enkyed lying on the ground in a ripped T-shirt with grazes across his back.

Enkyed was left fighting for his life and suffered internal bleeding from the attack – which happened days before his birthday – but later recovered from his injuries.

His sister Tash told The Argus at the time: “His birthday is in five days and we hope he will be celebrating it with us.

“He’s a strong boy and a cheeky chappy and we hope he will be flirting with the nurses in no time.”

Police shut the cold case “a couple of months ago” following “extensive enquiries”, a spokesman said.

The force spokesman said: “Following extensive enquiries over a number of months, police have closed the investigation due to insufficient evidence to lead to a successful prosecution.

“However, the case will be reviewed should any new information come to light.

“A number of youths were arrested in connection with the investigation, but have since been stood down from bail.”

If you have useful information, call police on 101.