Appeal as Leigh Park girl’s foot is broken by hit-and-run car

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THE hunt is on for a man who drove into a girl, breaking her foot, before speeding off.

The 13-year-old was crossing the road when a car sped towards her.

She did not have chance to make it all the way across and the car ran over her right foot.

She was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham, where medics found that her foot was broken.

The shocking incident happened at 8.45pm on Monday, in Bramdean Drive, Leigh Park.

Police have carried out door-to-door inquiries and are now urging witnesses who may have seen the distinctive Vauxhall Corsa-type black car, with blacked out windows and black alloys, in the area to contact them immediately.

PC Chris Tinney said: ‘This is a very rare occurrence and it is possible that other people were near to the scene and might have seen the vehicle.

‘Anyone who may have seen a vehicle matching the description in the Botley Drive and Dunsbury Way area should also get in touch.

‘Please could anyone who knows an owner of a car similar to the description of this offending vehicle come forward with the information needed, including a registration number.’

Neighbours have spoken of their shock at the hit-and-run.

Robert Thomas, 59, who lives close to the scene of the incident, said he was stunned.

He said: ‘It’s just madness. You would not have thought something like that would happen around here.

‘It doesn’t sound like an accident to me, it sounds deliberate and I think it’s disgusting.

‘I’ve never seen a car like that in the area but I’ll certainly keep an eye out in future.’

Kathleen Parkes, 61, another Bramdean Drive resident, said her grandchildren regularly played outside in the street.

‘We’ve had loads of nasty accidents down here,’ she said.

‘Some people drive down here like lunatics.

‘My grandchildren know they must not go near the road but I’ll be warning them again after this.’

The driver of the vehicle is described as black.

Police say the black Vauxhall Corsa-style car also had a twin exhaust.

Call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.