Police are on the hunt for a driver after a 12-year-old boy suffered a broken leg in a “despicable” hit-and-run in South Lanarkshire.
The youngster was struck by a dark blue Mini Cooper whilst on his way home from school in Carluke on Tuesday afternoon.
The incident happened as the victim crossed Carnwath Road, where it meets Carnwath Lane, at around 3.25pm.
The vehicle failed to stop and drove away at speed.
Emergency services attended and the boy was taken to Wishaw General Hospital for treatment to a broken leg.
Constable Josh Ellwood said: “To knock down a child and drive away is absolutely despicable and it is vital that we trace the person responsible.
“The victim will possibly require surgery on his leg as well as being left completely traumatised by what happened.
“I am appealing for anyone who was in the area on Tuesday afternoon, who noticed a blue Mini driving at speed, to please get in touch.
“I would also ask motorists with dashcams who were nearby to check their footage in case they have captured anything which could be of significance.
“I would also make a direct appeal to the driver of the car involved to do the right thing and come forward to the police.”
If you have any information, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.