Police appeal after man hit by car in Morecambe

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Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Morecambe.

The incident took place at midnight on Thursday, July 18 into Friday, July 19, when the victim, a 26-year-local man was walking in the area along Euston Road in Morecambe towards Lancaster.

At the mini roundabout at the junction with Euston Road, York Bridge, Thornton Road and Bridge road, the man started crossing towards Thornton Road. As he did so, he was struck by a vehicle which then drove off over York Bridge to Lancaster Road in Morecambe from the incident without stopping.

The victim was treated for relatively minor injuries at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary and an investigation has been launched.

Detective Sergeant Mark Stephens from Lancaster CID said, “I would appeal to anyone who was in the area to come forward and contact the police. I believe that this may have been a deliberate act and I would ask anyone who has any information to come forward.

“Fortunately, the victim was not seriously hurt but it could have been much worse. We are investigating to establish exactly what happened.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Lancaster and Morecambe CID on 101 quoting log reference number 10 of July 19th.

People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.