Hit-and-run driver puts Stratford pensioner in hospital

Police are hunting a hit-and-run driver after a 73-year-old male pedestrian was left hospitalised by an accident in Stratford.

Investigating officers are appealing for information and witnesses to the accident n Great Eastern Road on Sunday, September 4 involving a blue Ford Focus.

The vehicle was then driven off towards Romford Road at around 10.20am.

The injured man was taken to hospital but has since been discharged.

Police say the driver is described as a black man aged in his mid twenties.

He was travelling with two passengers.

As a result of the incident, the vehicle’s wing mirror came off and was left at the scene.

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Officers believe that the vehicle was being driven with false number plates.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Lindsey Monk of Newham Police on (020) 7275 5853.

Alternatively, you can remain anonymous by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

There have been no arrests at this stage.

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