Police investigating an incident in Sittingbourne in which a boy was struck by a car are appealing for the victim to contact them urgently.

Patrols were called to Bristol Close following reports of a collision at around 9pm on Friday 5 July 2024 when it was alleged the driver got out of his vehicle and assaulted the victim who fled the scene.

A 46-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of assault and taken into custody. The suspect was later bailed to return to the police station, pending further investigation.

Appeal to find victim

Detective Sergeant John-Paul Foley, of North Division CID, said:

‘The child who was struck by the car got up and ran away accompanied by another boy. Officers have been making enquiries to identify and locate him without success at this stage. He did not appear to be seriously injured but we would be keen to hear from him or his parents to confirm that is the case.

‘We are also urging any witnesses who have not spoken to the police to contact us. Drivers with dashcam and residents with private CCTV are also asked to check for relevant footage.’

Anyone with information should call 01795 419119, quoting crime reference 46/111658/24. If you would prefer to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, or by using the online form on their website.

By Ed

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