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Corby firefighter seriously injured in hit-and-run

Mark Hackett Credit: Northamptonshire Police

A firefighter from Corby, Northamptonshire was seriously injured in a hit-and-run in the town at the weekend.

Mark Hackett, a father-of-three, was returning from tackling a fire on August 11.

The crew stopped in George Street and while Mark was talking to a member of the public a car crashed into both of them.

Mark's colleagues who witnessed the collision had to administer first aid before he was taken to hospital.

The car was later found abandoned in Studfall Avenue.

It is thought the 32-year-old could be out of work for a year.

"He's a local lad, he's worked in Corby for his whole career and he's dedicated his working life to helping the people of Corby.

"So I would appeal to anybody in the area who knows anything at all- please speak to the police."

– Darren Dovey, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue
A firefighter was injured in the crash in Corby Credit: ITV News