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Young Boy Injured in Weymouth Hit-and-Run

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1:14pm 16th May 2013

A mother and her young boy have escaped serious injury after a hit and run in Weymouth this morning (Thursday 16th May).

It happened outside the Londis store on Abbotsbury Road, Westham just before 8:45am, when they were using a pedestrian crossing.

A blue coloured hatchback had stopped to let them cross but then accelerated and struck the 6 year old boy before speeding off.

The youngster suffered minor injuries and didn’t require hospital treatment.

The driver thought to be a woman is described as middle aged with dark hair and glasses.

Police Constable Kelvin Edge, of Dorset Police's Traffic Unit, said: "I am appealing for anyone with information about this incident to contact Dorset Police urgently.

"The driver will undoubtedly be aware they struck the young boy and drove off without any regard for his welfare, and I would urge them to do the right thing and speak with the police.

"The victim is extremely lucky to have only suffered minor injuries, but nevertheless, this has been a very frightening experience for him and his mother.

"The car was a blue coloured hatchback and the driver a middle aged woman with short dark hair and glasses.

"All calls will be treated in the strictest of confidence."

Witnesses should contact Dorset Police on 101.

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