Braintree: Schoolboy injured in hit and run

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a schoolboy was injured in a hit and run in Essex.

The collision happened when the 15-year-old was hit by a black Saab outside John Bunyan Junior School in Lancaster Way, Braintree, yesterday afternoon.

The driver of the Saab failed to stop at the scene after the accident at 4.30pm.

The boy was taken to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford by ambulance after sustaining severe bruising to his leg.

Investigating officer Pc Simon Pomares said: “This driver has been described as white, approximately 40-year-old and had short ginger hair.”

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Police searched the area for the vehicle but to no avail.

Anyone with information should call investigating officers at Stanway Road Policing Unit on 101.

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