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Child injured after suspected 'hit-and-run'

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9:32am 24th October 2017
(Updated 9:32am 24th October 2017)

Police have released more details after a child was injured in a suspected hit-and-run in Plymouth.

The 12-year-old boy was crossing Old Laira Road when he was caught in a collision with a car.

Officers say luckily, the boy escaped with left with bruises and grazes but added that the vehicle failed to stop.

The force believes the car involved would have a cracked windscreen after what happened.

Anyone who saw what happened on Sunday evening is being urged to get in touch, as a shop submits CCTV footage.

Devon and Cornwall Police say it shows 'numerous vehicles' close to the scene at the time.

PC Colin Strachan said: "We are appealing for witnesses to this incident. We are looking to speak to the driver of a Peugeot 106 who we believe may be able to help us with our enquiries.

"The boy had numerous bruises and grazes as a result of the collision and we are keen to locate the vehicle. The suspected vehicle would have a cracked windscreen.

"We have obtained CCTV footage from a shop nearby which shows numerous vehicles were in the area at the time so we are appealing to these people.

"Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or via 101@dc.police.uk quoting lot number 656 22/10/17".

9:32am 24th October 2017

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