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Appeal to trace Vauxhall Astra in connection with Sheldon hit-and-run

Police investigating a hit-and-run in Sheldon want to trace a light coloured Vauxhall Astra in connection with the collision.

Officers believe the vehicle will have suffered significant front end damage after hitting pedestrian Chris Hood as he crossed Brays Road at around 10.10pm on Monday (18 September).

Mr Hood, aged 26, suffered serious injuries and has been forced to have part of his leg amputated. He remains in a critical condition in hospital.

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Officers are keen to speak to anyone who has seen or knows the current whereabouts of the Astra (pictured) - which is believed to be a 2004-2010 model.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the regional Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Following our initial enquiries we believe the vehicle involved is a light coloured Vauxhall Astra and that it may have significant damage to its front end.

"I would ask people to think back over the last few days and whether they recall seeing such a damaged Astra. Has someone recently had one repaired, or a car they see regularly no longer there? 

"I would also appeal directly to the driver of this vehicle on the night to do the right thing; come forward and speak to us now."

Anyone with information can call the Collision Investigation Team on 101; quoting incident 2625 of 18/09/17.

Alternatively email Fl_COLLISION_INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk or ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
 

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