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Pensioner injured after 'deliberate hit-and-run' in Devon

Pensioner injured after 'deliberate hit-and-run' in Devon

Published by Emma Carton at 7:32am 13th November 2019. (Updated at 7:34am 13th November 2019)

An elderly man has been injured after a suspected deliberate hit and run in north Devon.

Police say the pensioner stopped a car in Barnstaple to challenge the driver about speeding.

He suffered multiple cuts and bruises after reportedly being dragged down the road.

It is believed the man, who is in his 80s, was on his way back from a remembrance service.

Anyone who saw something on Park Lane on Sunday lunchtime is being urged to come forward.

"Police are investigating following a suspected deliberate hit-and-run incident in Barnstaple yesterday [10 November] which left an elderly man injured.

"The man, in his 80s, was walking along Park Lane around 12.10pm when he stopped a car and challenged the driver about speeding.

"The driver then left the scene before turning around and driving back towards the elderly man. The car was then in collision with the man and he was dragged around four feet down the road. The vehicle made off.

"The pedestrian, from Barnstaple, sustained multiple cuts and bruises, and was treated at the scene for his injuries.

"Police are investigating and seeking the driver who was described as white, in his 30s, with dark hair. 

"His vehicle was described as a small black car which would have sustained wing mirror damage on the passenger side. 

"They are appealing to anyone who may have been in the area between noon and 12.10pm and may have seen the vehicle".

Devon and Cornwall Police

Anyone who has any details about the vehicle or can recall the number plate is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by phone on 101, quoting crime reference CR/101769/19.

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