Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a single-vehicle road traffic collision in the Castlewellan Road area of Newcastle.

Inspector Heatley said: “Police received a report shortly before 3am on Sunday, 28th May that a pedestrian had been involved in a collision with a car.

“Emergency services attended and a man, aged in his 40s, was taken to hospital for treatment. He remains in a critical but stable condition at this time.

“Our investigation is continuing and we are appealing to anyone who was travelling in the Castlewellan Road area around this time and date and who has dash-cam footage, to contact police on 101, and quote reference number 297 of 28/05/23.”