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Forest Gate hit-and-run driver who left two men seriously injured sought by police

PUBLISHED: 10:02 27 March 2017 | UPDATED: 11:37 27 March 2017

The car - believed to be a BMW - which did not stop after the hit and run. Picture: Metropolitan Police

The car - believed to be a BMW - which did not stop after the hit and run. Picture: Metropolitan Police

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Police searching for a hit-and-run driver who left two men with "extensive injuries" are appealing for help on the anniversary of the crash.

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Released CCTV footage shows the moment friends Bernard Dowling and Chris Grubb are struck by a car - believed to be a BMW - on March 27, 2016 at about 10.30pm in Upton Lane, Forest Gate.

Master carpenter Bernard, 52, had a heart attack which “nearly killed” him after he was left in the road.

Chris Grubb, 50, suffered a broken arm, wrist and fingers. The former soldier and builder still does not have full use of his right arm.

Both men were unable to work following the crash. Det Con Stephen Field said the two men were still recovering from their injuries now, a year on from the hit and run.

Bernard Dowling and Chris Grubb stand in Upton Lane at the spot where they were both injured in a hit and run one year ago today.Bernard Dowling and Chris Grubb stand in Upton Lane at the spot where they were both injured in a hit and run one year ago today.

He said: “We know there was a Renault Meganne which was driving directly behind at the time of the collision.

“The driver or anyone travelling in that vehicle may have vital information that can help us trace who was responsible.”

Anyone with information should call Det Con Field on 0208 217 5085 or police on 101 or via Twitter @MetCC.

Alternatively, ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.

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