A man taken to hospital was left in a ‘critical condition’ after being hit by a car in the Station Road car park in Devizes last week.

The man in his 30s was taken to Southmead hospital with serious injuries.

After the crash, the driver of the car involved in the collision left the scene, although the vehicle, a white Ford Fiesta, was later found abandoned.

Since then, officers attended an address in Devizes and arrested a 20-year-old man, a 21-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy, all on suspicion of attempted murder.

They also arrested a 40-year-old woman on suspicion of assisting an offender. 

The 15-year-old boy has been charged with two counts of common assault on an emergency worker, in connection with the incident.

The teenager was released on bail and will face Salisbury Magistrates Court on August 23, and 20-year-old Jake Jamie Johnson-Atcherley, 20, of Hambleton Avenue, Devizes has been charged with S18 Grievous Bodily Harm and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

The incident also comes after Wiltshire Police visited the car park 28 times within the last month due to ‘anti-social motorists.’

Some of the problems highlighted have included noise problems, risk to residents through dangerous driving, concerns about drug use, verbal abuse of residents, vandalism and more.

The car park has now been closed temporarily according to the Conservative MP for Devizes, Danny Kruger. 

He said: “The issues in the Station Road area stem mainly from groups using the long-stay car park to congregate.

“I’m very sympathetic to residents’ anger and for their calls for more permanent solutions.

“I will hold a public meeting in August which I hope will be attended by Wiltshire Council officers and representatives of the police, to hear what options have been explored and to set a firm plan.”

Cllr Dr Mark McClelland, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: "There have been a number of anti-social behaviour incidents in Station Road car park, and as such we are seeking a Closure Order for the site, so that it will remain closed overnight.

"While we go through this legal process, we've temporarily closed the car park.

"The short stay remains open for season ticket holders only, and season ticket holders can also park in any other Devizes car park for no charge during the closure period."