South London driver crashed into children, then raced off

One of the boys was in a shopping trolley when the crash occurred

The incident took place at around 6.45pm on June 30

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Police in Bexley are appealing for information following a hit and run collision which saw a man crash into two children before driving off.

Police were called at 6.45pm on Friday June 30 to reports of the collision in Upper Abbey Road, Belvedere.

The car - a grey BMW - collided with two boys. At the time of the collision, the 12-year-old boy was pushing his six-year-old brother in a shopping trolley.

The boys were taken by London Ambulance service to a south London hospital. The older boy sustained a broken ankle, and his younger brother suffered bruising and cuts to his head.

The car was believed to have been displaying stolen index plates, police said.

The suspect  is described as a white man of large build with short dark hair and a beard. He was wearing a blue and white checked shirt over a white top.

There has been no arrest at this stage.

Anyone with information is urged to call Bexley police on 101 or tweet @MetCC. Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.