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Appeal for witnesses to hit and run

Police are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run in Surrey.

A small blue hatchback car is believed to have been involved in a collision with a pedestrian near the junction of Victoria Way and Goldsworth Road in Woking.

The pedestrian suffered serious leg and head injuries and was taken to hospital in London by ambulance.

A man in his 30s from Woking has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving , failing to stop at the scene of a collision and failing to provide a sample.


Man seriously injured in hit and run

A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a hit and run in Reading.

Two men were crossing London Road near Amity Road in the early hours of this morning when a dark coloured car hit one of them and drove off.

The man was crossing London Road near Amity Road when he was hit Credit: Google Streetview

The victim, a man in his thirties, was seriously injured and has been taken to hospital where he is currently being treated. The second man was unhurt.

Road closures are currently in place on London Road as officers carry out their investigation.

“A man has been very seriously injured in this collision. The driver of the vehicle that inflicted the damage on him has left the scene seemingly without a thought for the victim.

“We are keen to hear from anyone in the Reading or Berkshire area who has seen a dark-coloured car with front end damage – damage that was not there yesterday.”

– Insp Gavin Biggs of Roads Policing department

Appeal to driver of car with fluffy steering wheel to come forward over hit and run

Police investigating a hit and run in Poole are urging the driver of a car with a fluffy steering wheel to come forward.

It happened last Tuesday morning as the pedestrian crossed on Alder Road next to the roundabout at Sainsburys.

The victim, a local woman aged in her 60s, was walking across the pedestrian crossing that was on red for drivers when she was hit by a small black car being driven by a woman.

The victim describes the vehicle as having a fluffy steering wheel. The driver mouthed "are you ok?" before driving away.

The victim was left with bruising and a minor injury to her leg which has caused her to walk with a limp.

"It is very lucky the victim was not seriously injured although she has been left shaken by the incident.

"I am only now in a position to issue the witness appeal as we have only recently been able to speak to the victim and establish the full details.

“Perhaps you know someone who drives a small black car with a fluffy steering wheel? If you do, please contact police. I am also aware there may have been a number of people in the area at the time who may have witnessed the incident and I would ask them to come forward.

“Finally, I would appeal directly to the driver to please contact me.”

– Police Constable Matt Batter, of Poole police

Man in custody following fatal hit-and-run

A man is in custody in connection with a fatal collision in Guildford at the weekend.

Surrey Police discovered a man with serious head injuries in Portsmouth Road near the junction with Turnham Close at around 3am on Saturday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers would still like to trace the drivers of two other cars - a large silver saloon, possibly an old style Mercedes and a small red hatchback which was driving behind it. Both cars were seen travelling through Guildford's gyratory system at around 2.55am on Saturday, 20 August and may have witnessed the incident.

Both drivers are being urged to contact Surrey Police as a matter of urgency quoting reference P16188470. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Man killed in hit and run

A man has been killed in a hit and run in Guildford.

Police were called to Portsmouth Road near the junction of Turnham Close at around 3am this morning, where they found a man in his 20s with serious head injuries.

Surrey Police say although the investigation into the man’s death is still in the early stages, it is believed his injuries are consistent with being involved in a road traffic collision.

A thorough search of the area was conducted but the vehicle has not yet been traced. Officers believe the vehicle will have significant damage and possibly will have had traces of blood on it.


Cyclist killed in hit and run in New Forest named by police

A cyclist who died last Wednesday following a hit and run in Fordingbridge has been named by police.

He was 70-year-old Richard White of Downton in Salisbury.

The crash took place on the A338 Salisbury Road at 9.20am on April 28th, and involved the cyclist and what is believed to be a white Ford Transit flatbed vehicle, with the registration BU53 FVM.

Mr White suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital. He was being treated there but died of his injuries.

Detectives are still appealing for information to help trace the vehicle involved, which failed to stop at the scene.

Man charged after 4-year-old injured in hit and run

A man has been charged after a 4-year-old girl was injured in a hit and run in Oxford.

It happened in Mortimer Road near to the junction with Nowell Road at about 4.15pm on 22nd February.

A four-year-old girl was thrown across the bonnet of a car and onto the road. The car reportedly failed to stop at the scene.

The girl received cuts, bruises and abrasions. She was treated at the John Radcliffe Hospital and has since been discharged.

Zaheeb Bokhara, aged 19, of Howard Street, Oxford, was arrested on Friday and charged on Saturday with :

One count of perverting the course of justice.

  • Four counts of driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence.
  • One count of being the driver of a vehicle that failed to stop after a road accident.
  • One count of being the driver of a vehicle involved in a road accident who failed to report that accident.
  • Four counts of using a motor vehicle on a road/public place without third party insurance.

He's been remanded in custody to appear in court on 1st April.

Appeal after teenager injured in hit and run

Police in Poole are appealing for information after a 13-year-old boy was injured in a hit and run.

The boy was knocked off his bike as his bike collided with a motorcycle as he rode along Methuen Road yesterday afternoon.

He suffered injuries to his torso, arm and leg, which are not believed to be serious.

The motorcycle failed to stop at the scene following the collision.

“The boy was obviously very shaken by the incident and suffered injuries. I am asking anyone who may be able to identify the rider of the motorcycle to get in touch with me on 101.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or manner of driving of the motorcyclist before the incident to contact me.

“I would also appeal directly to the motorcyclist to do the right thing and come forward.”

– Police Constable Andrea Grant, of Poole police

Hunt for three men following fatal hit and run

Police are looking for three men in connection with a hit and run in Kent.

Kent Police was called just after midnight this morning to a report of a crash involving a green Ford Explorer and a blue Ford KA, on Ash Road at the junction with North Ash Road in New Ash Green.

The driver of the KA, a 56-year-old man from the local area, was pronounced dead at the scene.

It was reported that three men who had been travelling in the Explorer left the scene and officers are currently carrying out enquiries in order to locate them.

"We are very keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this collision, or the movements of either vehicle in the moments leading up to it. I would also urge anyone who knows the identities or whereabouts of the Ford Explorer passengers to contact us urgently."

– Sergeant Chris Wade of the serious collision investigation unit
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