VIDEO: Tameside boy, 10, struck down and left for dead by ‘callous’ hit-and-run driver

CCTV footage has been released of the driver of a car which failed to stop after ploughing into an 10-year-old boy in Tameside.

The motorist failed to stop and drove away from the scene without stopping or checking on the boy after he was struck on Victoria Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, near the junction with Rudman Street shortly after 7.15pm on Tuesday September 2.

The young boy was taken to hospital and remarkably only suffered minor injuries.

PC Adrian Spurrell from the east Road Policing Unit, said: “The CCTV is crystal clear: the driver collided with a young boy then callously drove off, leaving him slumped in the road.

“Remarkably he only missed one day of school after suffering minor injuries but clearly the injuries could have been far worse or even fatal.

“To leave a young boy shocked and injured in the road, when you have no idea how seriously injured he may or may not be, shows a worrying level of apathy and regard for his welfare and I need the public’s help to identify the driver.”

The driver was in a turquoise Honda Civic, believed to have been manufactured between 1991 and 1996.

And police are calling on the public’s help to identify the driver.

PC Spurrell added: “If you know the driver or have information about them or the car, please call us.

“Perhaps someone you know has a similar car, came home in a state of shock or has been acting differently since the accident. If so, I want to hear from you.

“I would also invite the driver to come forward now and talk to us of their own volition.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 0161 856 8473.

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