Pedestrian critically injured in 'hit and run'


​Police release CCTV of a car after a pedestrian is critically injured near Sherburn.

The incident happened just after 11.00pm on Sunday, April 16 on Hallgarth Lane between Sherburn Village and Pittington.


The 25-year-old victim was reported to be walking in the road just before the collision and on the arrival of the police was found to have been struck by a car.


The car left the scene and is yet to be traced.


You can see the cctv clip here


The victim, who lives in Pittington, is currently in the RVI in Newcastle where his condition is described as stable.

The car, pictured in the CCTV, is described as a light coloured hatchback possibly a Volkswagen Golf or Polo.


Sergeant Sam Turner, investigating, said: "It is extremely important we trace the driver of this vehicle, the victim of this collision sustained substantial leg injuries and is currently in hospital.


"It may be that we eliminate them from our enquiries but I do believe the driver of this car will be able to assist us with the investigation."


Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Investigation Unit on 0191 375 2159.