Police appeal - child injured after being struck by vehicle which failed to stop

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A 12-year-old boy suffered a broken foot after he was struck on a pedestrian crossing by a vehicle which drove off.

The incident happened at around 3pm on Wednesday (March 25) when the young boy was crossing Southfield Road at the junction with Little Horton Lane when the lights were believed to be at red.

Police in Bradford are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.

PC Steve Suggitt, from the Western Area Safer Roads and Neighbourhood Support (SRANS) Team, said: “We need to find the person driving this car. It takes a particularly callous person to hit a child with a car and then leave them injured in the middle of the road.

“This individual needs to be identified and brought before the courts.

“A black coloured saloon vehicle, which we believe was an Audi A4 or VW Passat, is thought to have come through the lights and run over the pedestrian’s foot which has caused him to fall to the floor.

“We believe the car has then stopped briefly before driving off in the direction of the motorway.

“Following the incident a number of local people have helped the pedestrian off the road who has then gone home and told his parents who took him to hospital where the foot injury was diagnosed and treated.

“The area will have been busy around the time and I need anyone who saw what happened or helped the pedestrian to come forward.

“There a number of schools in the area and the road would have been busy at the time. If you can help with the investigation please come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Suggitt via: 101 and quote crime reference number 952 of 25 March.