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Driver failed to stop after knocking down boy in Blackburn
1:04pm Monday 16th July 2012 in Crime news
A DRIVER who mowed down a 10-year-old boy and then failed to stop at the scene is being hunted by police.
The youngster had been trying to cross Granville Road, in Blackburn, before he was struck by a silver Ford Focus.
The driver, believed to be Asian, in his 30s and wearing a red jumper, initially got out of the car, shouted something at the boy and then drove off towards East Park Road.
The incident took place on Thursday shortly after 7pm.
The primary school pupil was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.
He is expected to make a full recovery.
Officers are appealing for the driver and anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.
PC Steven Hilton, from Blackburn Police, said: “I would appeal to anyone who saw this incident to come forward and speak to us.
“Fortunately, the boy was not seriously injured and he will make a full recovery.
“It is important that we track the driver of the car down and I would urge the public to contact us with information.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.