Police hunt after man hurt in hit-and-run in Hartlepool

General view of Wooler Road in Hartlepool Picture: DAVID WOOD
General view of Wooler Road in Hartlepool Picture: DAVID WOOD

Police are appealing for information after a man was injured and three cars were damaged in a hit-and-run collision.

A motorist who hit the 42-year-old man and then collided with the parked cars is being hunted by police.

It happened in Wilson Street in Hartlepool when a blue Ford Mondeo was travelling from Mulgrave Road onto Wilson Street,

The man was taken to the One Life Hartlepool where he was treated for a fractured left elbow and later released.

The car also collided with three parked cars, a Volkswagen Golf, a Ford Transit van and a Ford Focus.

Police say the driver of the Ford Mondeo did not stop at the scene and would urge them to come forward.

People should ring Pc Tina Lackenby from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 147935.

n In a separate incident police also want information after a teenager on his bike was subjected to a sustained attack after being involved in a collision with another cyclist.

The 14-year-old boy who was cycling along Wooler Road in Hartlepool was assaulted at the junction of Elm Grove.

Police said the man who had been on his bike became abusive and assaulted the boy by punching him several times in the face before riding off in the direction of Catcote Road and Summerhill Lane. The victim had bruising to the eye.

The suspect is described as white with short dark hair, of slim build and in his late 20s to early 30s. He was wearing a high visibility jacket and a blue polo shirt.

He had a Hartlepool accent and was riding a black bike when the incident happened on Saturday between 7pm and 7.30pm.

n Anyone with information should contact Pc Julie Bell on the non-emergency 101 number, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.