Man airlifted to hospital after hit and run

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A MAN had to be airlifted to hospital after he was injured in a hit and run near Durham.

The 55-year-old, from Brandon, was taken to flown to Teesside’s James Cook Memorial Hospital after the incident in the A690 John Street, Meadowfield, around 4.15pm on Sunday.

His condition was described as ‘stable.’

Police have appealed for anyone with any information to get in touch.

Sgt Neil Fuller, of Durham’s Road Policing Unit, said: “We are currently looking for a 4x4 or people carrier type vehicle. We believe the lower part of the vehicle may have been a darker colour than the main body and it may have had a bike rack of something similar attached to its rear.

“The vehicle had been travelling in the general direction of Durham City.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the area of John Street between the times of 4.10pm and 4.20pm and who saw the collision, saw any vehicle fitting the above description or any vehicle which may have had a bike rack attached to it to get in touch with police on 101 or the accident unit direct on 375 2159.”

Anyone with information can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.