Boy, 12, suffers broken leg after hit-and-run in South Lanarkshire

A 12-year-old boy has suffered a broken leg in a hit-and-run in South Lanarkshire.

The incident happened as the youngster was on his way home from school in Carluke at around 3.25pm on Tuesday.

He was struck by a dark blue Mini Cooper while crossing Carnwath Road, where it meets Carnwath Lane.

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The vehicle failed to stop and drove away at speed.

A 12-year-old boy has suffered a broken leg after he was hit by a car which failed to stop in South Lanarkshire.
A 12-year-old boy has suffered a broken leg after he was hit by a car which failed to stop in South Lanarkshire.

Constable Josh Ellwood said: “To knock down a child and drive away is absolutely despicable.

“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.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland through 101, quoting incident number 2271 of October 27 2020, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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