Thames Valley Police has released CCTV images of a car officers wish to identify, as they believe the driver may have information about a hit-and-run.

The incident happened at around 6.50pm on November 27 during which an 11-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross Highlands at the junction with Hereford Way in Banbury.

The driver failed to stop at the scene and instead drove their vehicle down Highlands.

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However, it did not turn into Sussex Drive as first thought.

The boy suffered a fractured leg and was rushed to hospital by ambulance, where he underwent surgery and remains in a stable condition.

No arrests have been made.

Investigating officer PC Jon Simpkins, of the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit, said: “I am appealing for anyone who recognises the car pictured in these images to please get in touch.

“I appreciate the pictures are not of the best quality but I hope someone will be able to recognise the car.

“If you are the owner or driver of the pictured car then please come forward as soon as possible as we believe you may have vital information about this incident.

“The car is blue and appears to be SUV-sized. It has silver roof rails, a glass sunroof/panoramic roof, chrome trim at the base of the doors and linear/horizontal tail/brake lights.

“We are also still appealing for any witnesses to this collision and for anyone with any information regarding vehicles of this description in the Banbury area at the time or after the incident to contact us.

“Also, if you were driving in the area around the time of the collision and have dash-cam, I’d also ask that you check any recordings in case it has captured something that could assist our investigation.

“You can upload any footage to our dedicated online portal.

“You can contact us by calling the 24-hour non-emergency number 101 or by making a report on our website, quoting reference number 43220534774.

“Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.”


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