Police hunt hit-and-run driver who left teenager with serious injuries on New Year’s Day

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A teenager was left with serious injuries after being hit by a car in Sunderland.

Northumbria Police are appealing for witnesses after the 17-year-old was hit by the vehicle on New Year's Day.

The incident happened between 2am and 2.30am on Friday January 1, on wasteland between Kingsway Road and Ravenswood Square.

The young man suffered serious injuries as a result of the incident and police are continuing to trace the vehicle involved.

Police are urging the driver to come forward, or anyone with information on the vehicle or driver involved.

Any witnesses should contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 361 020116 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.