A London motorist has been charged following an alleged hit and run in Sunderland which left two victims seriously injured.
Omar Bakali, 24, of Hopefield Avenue, Brent, London, has been charged with two accounts of assault, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop, driving otherwise in accordance with licence and driving without insurance.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident, which took place on Hylton Road in Sunderland on Monday, October 2, and left two people with serious injuries.
A witness appeal has today been launched, and CCTV footage released.
Detective Chief Inspector Lee Gosling said: “As you can see from the footage, this is a horrific incident, in which a man has been left with serious injuries.
"We need to get the full picture of what happened that evening and so we’re looking to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time who may have seen anything out of the ordinary. We’d urge anyone with information to get in touch.”
Bakali will appear at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court tomorrow at 10am.
Anyone who can help is asked to call 101 quoting reference 1220 02.10.17 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.