11-year-old left unconscious by hit and run driver

PUBLISHED: 12:37 28 September 2006 | UPDATED: 10:57 06 May 2010

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to an incident in which a young boy was left unconscious by a hit and run driver. The 11-year-old boy was cycling near his home in Stockbridge Road, Clifton, towards Newtown when he was he was knocked off his bike. The v

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to an incident in which a young boy was left unconscious by a hit and run driver.

The 11-year-old boy was cycling near his home in Stockbridge Road, Clifton, towards Newtown when he was he was knocked off his bike.

The vehicle, say police, did not stop, leaving the young boy unconscious in the road with a head injury and cuts and bruises to his back, arms and legs.

Police are now appealing for witnesses who might have seen the incident which happened at 2pm on Sunday, September 17.

Among those police want to talk to are an elderly woman who went to the boy's aid and used his mobile phone to call the emergency services and the drivers who stopped to help comfort the injured boy.

Officers are also appealing to garages in the area to report any vehicles that are brought into them for any unusual repairs to damaged body work.

The young boy remains at home where he is recovering from his injuries after being treated at Lister Hospital.

A police spokesman said: "The family are understandably upset by what has happened to their son.

"They are upset and angry the driver did not have the decency to stop and help the injured boy as he lay unconscious in the road."

Pc Sandra Elliott, who is investigating the incident, said: "This was a nasty incident in which an unknown driver left a young boy unconscious in the road. He is still off school and is recovering from his injuries."

Anyone with information can contact Pc Elliott, in confidence, on 01234 841212 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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