Teen left with a broken leg after hit-and-run

Police appeal for witnesses after hit-and-run leaves teenager with broken leg.

Monday, 21st October 2019, 4:48 pm
Updated Monday, 21st October 2019, 6:39 pm
Teenager left with a broken leg after hit-and-run on Chester-le-Street

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 13-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle on Front Street, in Great Lumley on Friday, October 18 at 8.30pm, leaving him with a broken leg.

The boy was hit by a small black vehicle travelling from Great Lumley towards Chester-le-Street, that did not stop after the collision.

He was taken to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary where he received treatment for a broken leg.

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A Durham Constabulary spokeswoman said: “We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision, or anyone who may have seen a small, black vehicle in the area at the time of the incident.

“We do not know what the make or model of the vehicle was, but believe it could have been a black Toyota Yaris or something similar.”

Call Durham Constabulary on 101, incident number 427 of October 18 if you have any information.