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Source: New Zealand Police (National News)

Whanganui Police are seeking help from the public following a hit and run in the Castlecliff area yesterday evening.

Around 7:45pm, a group of young children were walking home from playing at the park when one of them, a 6-year-old boy, was struck by a vehicle while crossing Cornfoot Street near the intersection of Rangiora Street.

The driver of the car did not stop, and the boy was transported to hospital in a critical condition.

The vehicle is described as a small hatchback-sized, light blue coloured car.

Police ask that anyone who was travelling in the area at that time, or was on the surrounding streets, including Cornfoot, Manuka and Poulson Street, to contact Police if you saw the vehicle.

Police also ask  residents if they could check any CCTV cameras and pass the footage on to Police if the vehicle is captured.

If you see a vehicle that matches the above description, likely with a damage to the exterior of the car, contact Police.

To the driver of the vehicle – we understand you are likely shocked and distressed by the incident, but we urge you to do the right thing and come forward.

Information can be given to Police by contacting 105 and quoting reference number 231112/8264.


Issued by Police Media Centre