Hunt for couple after girl is knocked down in 'hit-and-run'

Watch: Police release footage of two people after girl, 8, knocked down in 'hit-and-run'

Police are hunting for a man and a woman after an eight-year-old girl was knocked down in a suspected hit-and-run.

The child was struck by a grey Toyota Yaris on Monkswood Crescent, Coventry, on 17 June just after 6pm, West Midlands Police said.

She remains in a critical condition in hospital after suffering a head injury.

Footage of two people that police need to speak to following a hit-and-run which left a child in a critical condition.  See SWNS story SWMDhit.  An eight-year-old girl was hit by a grey Toyota Yaris on Monkswood Crescent, Coventry,  just after 6pm on June 17.  She remains in hospital in a critical condition after suffering a head injury.  A man and woman, who police believe were involved, can be seen in the footage, that they have recovered as part of their investigation.
Police have published footage of two people they want to speak to after an eight-year-old girl was knocked down in a suspected hit-and-run. (SWNS)

The force have released footage of two people - a man and woman - they wish to speak to in connection with the incident.

In a statement on Friday, West Midlands Police said: "We’ve released this footage of two people we need to speak to following a hit-and-run which left a child in a critical condition.

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"The eight-year-old girl was hit by a grey Toyota Yaris.

"She remains in hospital in a critical condition after suffering a head injury.

"A man and woman can be seen in the footage we’ve recovered as part of our investigation. We believe they are involved and need to speak to them urgently.

Footage of two people that police need to speak to following a hit-and-run which left a child in a critical condition.  See SWNS story SWMDhit.  An eight-year-old girl was hit by a grey Toyota Yaris on Monkswood Crescent, Coventry,  just after 6pm on June 17.  She remains in hospital in a critical condition after suffering a head injury.  A man and woman, who police believe were involved, can be seen in the footage, that they have recovered as part of their investigation.
Police want to speak to a man and a woman after a girl was knocked down by a car in Coventry. (SWNS)

"If you recognise them, saw anything, or have any dashcam footage from the area around that time please contact us.

"If this was you, please do the right thing and get in touch. A young girl is seriously injured and we need to understand what happened."

Anyone with information can contact West Midlands Police via their Live Chat on their website or by calling 101, quoting log 3293 of 17 June.