Child injured in hit and run at Braehead shopping centre

A passenger got out the car to help the boy before the vehicle drove off.

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An eight-year-old boy has been left injured after being struck by a car in a hit and run at a Renfrewshire shopping centre.

The child was was at Braehead Shopping Centre with his grandmother when the incident took place at around 2.30pm on Wednesday, August 11.

He was hit by a white vehicle as he crossed the road outside the main entrance to Intu, off Kings Inch Road, Renfrew.

One of the passengers from the white car got out to help the boy and he was removed from the roadway.

The passenger then got back into the car and the driver drove off.

Emergency services were not contacted at the time and the boy was taken to hospital by his family later that evening.

Police were contacted the following day.

A number of CCTV enquiries have been carried out in an effort to identify the vehicle which officers believe is a Nissan Qashqai.

Constable Kelly Ferris said: “We really need to speak to the occupants of the white car, they may not realise the young boy was injured as a result of this incident and I would appeal to them to contact us.

“I would also ask motorists with dash cams and any members of the public who may have filmed the incident to get in touch. Their footage could aid us in identifying the vehicle and the driver.”