POLICE are hunting a hit-and-run driver whose car struck a woman in a wheelchair as she was holding a young child.

The incident happened outside the Co-op store in Haxby near York between 11.30am and noon on Monday, February 11.

The car reversed into the wheelchair-bound woman and then left the scene without stopping.

The woman suffered a minor arm injury as a result – but did not need hospital treatment.

The car, which is described as red and Astra-sized, was driven by a man in his 40s or 50s. There was also a woman passenger in the vehicle.

PC Vince Maltby said: “I am urging the driver of the car to come forward and contact the police before we contact you.

“It is an offence to fail to stop at the scene of a collision and you are only making things worse for yourself by not coming forward.”

He also urged any other witnesses to the incident to come forward.

Contact police on 101, select option two and ask for Vince Maltby. Alternatively e-mail vince.maltby@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.