POLICE in Whitby are appealing for information after a 12-year-old boy was injured in a suspected hit and run on Monday morning. (January 20)

The boy was walking along Rievaulx Road when a small, dark red car turned into the road from Byland Road, mounted the pavement and collided with the boy, causing bruising to his arm and legs.

The car is described as a small hatchback, dark or rusty red in colour and was possibly displaying 'L' plates. The driver was the only occupant in the car and was believed to be a woman.

As well as needing to trace the driver of the red car, police are appealing for witnesses to the collision including the driver of a black van.

PC Andrew MacFarlane, of Whitby police, said: “We want to trace the driver of the red car and also want to speak to the driver of a black van which was seen driving along Rievaulx Road at the time as they could have vital information which could assist our investigation.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, or email Andrew.macfarlane@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.