Hunt for driver who deliberately’ hit pedestrian and sped off

DETECTIVES have been brought in to the hunt in East London for a car driver police believe may have deliberately targeted a pedestrian crossing the road and then sped away. They are looking for the owner of a silver car with blacked out windows and alloy wheels, possibly a Ford Focus, which failed to stop after hitting the man

DETECTIVES have been brought in to the hunt in East London for a car driver police believe may have deliberately targeted a pedestrian crossing the road and then sped away from the scene.

They are looking for the owner of a silver car with blacked out windows and alloy wheels, possibly a Ford Focus, which failed to stop after hitting the man.

The pedestrian was crossing Trinity-street in Canning Town at 12.55am on Wednesday (July 30), when he was struck at the corner of Vincent-street.

CID officers at Plaistow have now taken over the investigation, Scotland Yard has confirmed this evening.


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A spokesman said: "One line of enquiry we're following is that the collision was caused intentionally by the car driver."

The badly-injured man is in an East London hospital. His condition is described as serious, but stable.

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Police aren't saying which hospital, for security.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who was in Vincent-street or Trinity-street at about 1am on Wednesday (July 30), or has information, to call Plaistow CID on 020-7275 5851, or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800-555111.

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