Boy, 14, taken to hospital after hit-and-run in Havant

Police are investigating the situation
Police are investigating the situation

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A TEENAGER was left needing hospital treatment after being struck by a hit and run driver this morning.

The 14-year-old boy was crossing Purbrook Way near to the junction with Botley Drive, Havant, at 7.50am when he hit by a small red van which police say didn’t stop at the scene.

The youngster was rushed to Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham, where he was treated for minor injuries, including cuts and bruises.

PC Rob Giles, said: ‘I would like to speak to anyone who saw what happened. Did you see a small red van with ladders on the roof in the area? Do you know anyone who is living or working near by with a vehicle that fits this description?

‘I would also like to appeal directly to the driver of the van. Please make contact with us.’

Anyone with information should contact PC Giles at Havant Police Station by calling 101, quoting 44170048578, or contact us via the website

You can also call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.