Appeal after hit and run in Derry

Sinn Fein Councillor, Colly Kelly.

Sinn Fein Councillor, Colly Kelly.

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Detectives in Derry have launched an appeal after a hit and run incident in the Bogside area of Derry.

A young man was knocked down and left with wounds to his leg as a result of the accident.

I want to wish the young man a speedy recovery.

Councillor Colly Kelly

The incident occurred in the vicinity of the traffic lights at Stanley’s Walk just before at 7pm on Wednesday.

The car involved drove off from the scene after the accident, police have confirmed.

Sinn Fein Derry City Councillor for the area Colly Kelly said that local people have been shocked by news of the hit and run in what is a heavily populated area of the Bogside.

Colr. Kelly said: “It is shocking that someone would drive off from the scene of an accident in this manner.

“I would appeal for anyone who saw this incident unfold to bring it forward and report what they have seen straight away.”

He added: “I also want to wish the young man who was injured as a result of this a speedy recovery and I’m sure other people across the area and the city will also wish him well following his ordeal.”

A spokesman for the PSNI in Derry meanwhile issued a call out to the public to help them track down the driver.

He said: “Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Stanleys Walk on Wednesday 4th March.

“It was reported that shortly before 7pm a man aged in his 20s was struck by a vehicle.

“He sustained injuries to his leg as a result.

“The vehicle did not remain at the scene following the collision.”

He added: ”Anyone with information is asked to contact police at Strand Road on the non-emergency number 101.”