Man arrested after family hurt in East Ham hit and run

The scene of a hit and run in East Ham earlier this month

The scene of a hit and run in East Ham earlier this month - Credit: Archant

A man has been arrested in connection with a hit and run that left a grandmother and two of her grandchildren injured.

The man, who is in his early 20s, was arrested yesterday on suspicion of failing to stop and causing serious injury by dangerous driving following the incident in East Ham.

Khalida Bibi, 60, was taken to hospital with serious injuries on October 27 after being hit by a car in Central Park Road at about 2.55pm.

Her two grandchildren, an 11-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl, suffered less serious injuries but joined their grandmother in hospital for treatment.

Police said there were reports of a blue Ford Focus in collision with the three pedestrians.

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A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police added: “The car involved stopped a short distance away and two male occupants were seen to run off on foot.”

The suspect has been bailed to a date in early March pending further enquiries.

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Detectives from the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command are investigating.

Anyone with information or anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 020 8597 4874.

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