Birmingham City striker Marlon King has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run which left a man injured in west London.

King, 33, was arrested by police following the incident near Paddington Station on 27 July.

A man in his late 40s was injured during the incident and taken to a central London hospital. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

An eyewitness told the Sun: "The guy was hit by a car, possibly a Mercedes, not far from Paddington station. He got a knock to the head but the driver didn't stop to see if he was OK.

"The police were called pretty quickly."

King was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop at the scene of an accident. He has been bailed until September.

His arrest arrived hours after the striker was told he is to be handed a free transfer by the Championship club.

A Met spokeswoman said: "A 33-year-old man was arrested by officers from City of London Police on suspicion of failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision and taken to a central London police station.

"He has been bailed to mid-September pending further inquiries."

King has played for several clubs during his career, including Coventry City and Watford. He has also made 22 appearances for the Jamaican national side, scoring 12 goals.