Schoolchildren hurt in hit-and-run

A hit-and-run driver who left four schoolchildren lying injured after he mounted a pavement and careered into them is being hunted by police.

The crash happened after the dark grey BMW 3 series left Imberhorne Lane, East Grinstead, on Friday at around 10.30am.

The car struck a lamp-post before colliding with the group of three teenage girls and a boy and then ploughing into a hedge, Sussex Police said.

As the children lay injured on the ground, the BMW made off, and was found abandoned nearby.

Two men were seen to walk from the car, prompting police to appeal for help in finding them.

The children suffered cuts and bruises. Three were taken to the East Surrey Hospital in Redhill, Surrey, for treatment and observation.

The teenagers were just outside the school entrance when the car mounted the pavement and struck them.

"They fortunately have suffered only minor injuries but are shaken by the incident. The car was found abandoned in Fellwater Court nearby where two men were seen to walk from it.

"I would urge the men to come forward. The suspects are described as white, with one wearing a black hoodie and the other a dark top."

– Sgnt Mark Baker

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School hit-and-run driver hunt

A hit-and-run driver who left four schoolchildren lying injured after he mounted a pavement and careered into them in West Sussex is being hunted by police.