Officers seek driver who hit four-year-old in Portsmouth road

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A DRIVER who left a four-year-old boy with a broken leg after a hit-and-run accident is being sought by police.

The youngster was hit by a car while crossing Bosham Road, in Copnor, by a woman who initially stopped to help but left without leaving her name or address.

She was driving a small, silver car similar to a Corsa or a Peugeot and is white with dark hair.

The accident took place at around 3.30pm, on Saturday April 30 and the boy was taken to the Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham, and has since been released.

PC Lisa Oliver from the Fratton Roads Policing unit said: ‘This is a very unfortunate incident. The boy was crossing the road between two vehicles when he was struck from the side.

‘The boy’s dad came out and took the child back in the house and the driver drove off without leaving her details. We are now in a position to appeal to her directly to come forward.’

Anyone with information can call police on 101.