Police launch appeal for Ilford hit and run witnesses
PUBLISHED: 14:10 21 November 2016 | UPDATED: 16:51 25 November 2016
Detectives investigating a hit and run that left a pedestrian seriously injured have released images of two vehicles they would like to trace.
On Sunday, November 13 police were called at 01:05am by the London Ambulance Service to reports of a collision between a pedestrian and a car in Green Lane, Ilford.
Officers attended and found a 32-year-old man with injuries. He was taken to an east London hospital where he remains with life-changing injuries.
The car involved did not remain at the scene.
Detectives from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, based at Chadwell Heath Traffic Garage, are investigating.
They believe that a white car was in collision with the pedestrian as he crossed the road. The car stopped momentarily before driving off, heading in the direction of Cobham Road.
A CCTV image of the car - believed to be a three door BMW 1-series - is being released by detectives with an appeal for the public’s help in identifying the car and its driver/occupants.
They are also releasing a second, less clear image of another car - either a red or dark grey coloured vehicle - believed to have been travelling on Green Lane with the white car and whose driver and passengers will have witnessed the collision.
Detective Constable Wendy Hunter from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, who is leading the investigation, said: “The victim of this collision remains in hospital in a serious condition and we along with his family, would like the help of the public to find those involved.
“The images of the two vehicles have been released as they were seen travelling together along Green Lane, Ilford.
“We are appealing for any information to assist in identifying these two vehicles and the occupants.”
Anyone who witnessed the collision or who has any information about the vehicles involved is urged to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 020 8587 4874. To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ilford Recorder. Click the link in the orange box above for details.