Sheldon hit and run victim has part of leg amputated and police issue new appeal - The Solihull Observer

Sheldon hit and run victim has part of leg amputated and police issue new appeal

Solihull Editorial 21st Sep, 2017   0

A 26-year-old victim of a hit and run in Sheldon has had his leg amputated.

Chris Hood was reported by police to be in a critical condition after the incident on Monday.

They have now released the devastating news that he has also lost part of his limb.

Police are now appealing to trace a ‘light-coloured’ Vauxhall Astra in connection with the collision.

Officers believe the vehicle will have suffered significant front end damage after hitting pedestrian Mr Hood as he crossed Brays Road at around 10.10pm on Monday (September 18).

Police said today: “Mr Hood, aged 26, suffered serious injuries and has been forced to have part of his leg amputated. He remains in a critical condition in hospital.

“Officers are keen to speak to anyone who has seen or knows the current whereabouts of the Astra (pictured) – which is believed to be a 2004-2010 model.”

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes said: “Following our initial enquiries we believe the vehicle involved is a light coloured Vauxhall Astra and that it may have significant damage to its front end.

“I would ask people to think back over the last few days and whether they recall seeing such a damaged Astra. Has someone recently had one repaired, or a car they see regularly no longer there?

“I would also appeal directly to the driver of this vehicle on the night to do the right thing; come forward and speak to us now.”

Anyone with information can call the Collision Investigation Team on 101; quoting incident 2625 of 18/09/17.

Alternatively email [email protected] or ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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