Appeal after hit-and-run collision in Blyth

16 Aug 2017 01:15 AM

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Police are appealing for information after a serious incident hit-and-run in Blyth on Tuesday afternoon.

At around 6.45pm on Tuesday evening police received a report that a 28-year-old man had been struck by a dark blue VW Passat on Brierley Road in the Cowpen area of Blyth.

The vehicle had mounted the pavement and struck the man before fleeing the scene and leaving the victim badly injured.

Emergency services attended and the man was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries. Thankfully none of his injuries are believed to be life threatening.

A police investigation into the incident is ongoing but officers are now appealing for witnesses to the collision to get in touch.

There were a number of people in the area when the collision occurred but they have not yet come forward to speak to police and detectives need to hear from them.

Chief Inspector Mark Hall, said: "This was a serious incident that has left a man with very serious injuries.

"A full investigation is underway but witnesses to this collision have not been in contact with us despite a number of people being in the area at the time.

"We know that people in the local community are talking about this incident and will have information that is useful to police - those individuals need to get in touch.

"There is no place for this kind of violence in our region and we need local people to work with us to ensure those responsible are identified."

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 926 15/08/17 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.