Police in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses after a 'hit and run' incident in the Westham area of the town.
Yesterday morning at approximately 8.40am, a mother and her 6-year-old son approached the pedestrian crossing outside the Londis store on Abbotsbury Road.
A car stopped allowing them both to cross, but then pulled away striking the young boy. The vehicle failed to stop and drove off without checking on the welfare of the child.
Luckily the young victim only suffered minor injuries in the incident and did not require hospital treatment.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 or anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.