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Hunt for hit-and-run driver

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Police are hunting a hit and run driver who left a pedestrian injured at the side of a road. The motorist hit the pedestrian near the Belgrave Flyover, Belgrave Road, Leicester, in the early hours of Sunday. The vehicle, a silver Vauxhall, fled the scene. Police have appealed for witnesses to the crash, which happened at 2.20am. One man, who apparently saw the collision and its aftermath, wrote on Facebook the next day that he followed the vehicle but lost it in traffic. He said: "I witnessed this as it happened and tried to chase the car down to get his registration plate, but I lost him in town as there was traffic. "It will have some slight damage on the rear left wing of the car. "I did not like what I saw. No one should be hit by a car and think that the culprit can get away with it." A Leicestershire Police spokeswoman said officers wanted to speak to anyone who was at the scene at the time of the collision. She said: "It happened at 2.21am and involved a car and a pedestrian and the vehicle failed to stop at the scene. "The pedestrian was taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary. his injuries are thought to be minor and not life-threatening. "If anyone witnessed this collision we would urge them to contact us." Contact Leicestershire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, which is anonymous, on 0800 555 111.

Hunt for hit-and-run driver


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