Moment motorist hits pedestrian and 'leaves him for dead'

Driver appeared to deliberately run the man over

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Moment motorist hits pedestrian and 'leaves him for dead'

Police are investigating after a man was hit with a car and left lying in the middle of the road in Stockport. 

At around 6am on Sunday 3 December 2017, a 33-year-old man was crossing Victoria Park road at the junction with Hall Street in Offerton.  

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As he crossed the road, he was hit by a dark coloured vehicle – believed to be a Honda Civic - and left lying in the middle of the road whilst the driver fled down Hall Street towards Marple. 

The victim suffered severe bruising and a back injury as a result and remains in hospital for treatment. 

The driver has been described as a white man with dark hair who was wearing a beige tracksuit. 

Police have released CCTV footage of the incident and are appealing for anyone who may have any information. 

Detective Constable Jane Milner, of GMP's Stockport borough, said: "This was a truly horrifying assault on an innocent man who was simply crossing the road.  

"You will see in the footage the exact moment the man was hit and I would implore anyone that has any information to please get in touch.  

"It happened in a residential area in the early hours of the morning so I would appeal to anyone that saw or heard anything suspicious in the area at the time to please contact police. 

"The driver clearly showed no regard for the pedestrian. He left him lying in the road with no awareness of the extent of his injuries. He could have quite literally left him for dead and we need to find him so that he can be held accountable for his actions." 

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference number 677 of 03/12/2017 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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