A CHILD was seriously injured yesterday after a hit-and-run incident.

The eight-year-old boy was hit while on a toy scooter on a crossing on Newchurch Road, Bacup by a grey BMW which failed to stop at the scene, with police called at around 6.35pm.

The boy was taken to Manchester Children’s Hospital with serious head injuries where condition is described as serious but stable, while officers are now appealing for information on the identity of the driver and the whereabouts of the BMW.

Lancashire Police Tactical Operations Unit's Sergeant Michael Higginson said: "This collision has left a young boy seriously injured and first and foremost my thoughts are with him and his family at this extremely distressing time.

"We have now launched an investigation to establish the full circumstances of the collision and we are keen for anybody with information on identity of the driver to come forward.

"I am appealing directly to that individual to examine their conscience, do the right thing and hand themselves into police straight away.

"I would also ask the public to check their CCTV or dashcam footage to see if they captured anything which could assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101, quoting log 1257 of June 24, 2021.