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Family's anger over dad injured by hit-and-run driver

Brian Mitchell was struck by a car which then drove off Credit: Family picture

A pensioner with dementia was left seriously injured at the side of a road in what police think was a hit and run.

Brian Mitchell, who is 86, was found on Lowestoft High Street with a broken wrist, dislocated fingers and a suspected broken leg. Police think he may have been hit by a vehicle which then drove off.

The incident happened at the BP garage in Yarmouth Road in the early hours of Wednesday 15 November and is thought to have involved a silver car, now missing a wing mirror and headlights.

Brian's family say he has dementia and is prone to wandering. They are urging the driver to hand themselves in.

Brian before the incident Credit: Family picture

He was found by the police at about 1.30am having been hit by a car who didn’t feel the need to stop. He’s broken his wrist, had stitches above his eye and is in a lot of pain. I’ve been at Paget with Dad all night and I can’t tell you the gut-wrenching and heart-breaking feeling that someone literally left our dear dad for dead. Someone knows they did this as the wing mirror was found with Dad. How some people live with themselves is beyond me.

– Allison Small

The family also responded to an outpouring of sympathy on Facebook.

Mr Mitchell was found injured in the town's High Street Credit: ITV Anglia

I can’t thank everyone enough for all the kind comments and shares to try and find more information of who done this to dad. He’s still in hospital and will be for a few days as he still can’t bear weight on his legs. Thank you all again

– Allison Small, daughter