Teenage boy hit by car in Sittingbourne but police don't know who he is

Police have appealed for the boy to come forward
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A teenage boy has been hit by a car - but police don't know who he is. Officers are investigating an incident in Sittingbourne and appealing for the victim to contact them urgently.

Patrols were called to Bristol Close following reports of the collision at around 9pm on Friday, July 5. It is alleged the driver then got out of his vehicle and assaulted the victim who fled the scene.

Constables arrested a 46-year-old local man on suspicion of assault and he was taken into custody. The suspect was later bailed to return to the police station, pending further investigation.

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Detective Sergeant John-Paul Foley, of North Division CID, said: "The child who was struck by the car got up and ran away accompanied by another boy. Officers have been making enquiries to identify and locate him without success at this stage.

"He did not appear to be seriously injured but we would be keen to hear from him or his parents to confirm that is the case. We are also urging any witnesses who have not spoken to the police to contact us.

"Drivers with dashcam and residents with private CCTV are also asked to check for relevant footage."

Anyone with information should call 01795 419119, quoting crime reference 46/11658/24. If you would prefer to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, or by using the online form.