A TEENAGE boy has been injured in a hit and run in Runcorn.

The 13-year-old was walking along Oxford Road when a car mounted the kerb and struck him.

The driver didn′t get out of the car or stop and drove off towards Greenway Road.

The boy received slight injuries but was shocked by his ordeal.

Police are now appealing for witnesses.

PC Paul Scott said: "The vehicle, which may have been a Ford Fiesta, was black with blacked out windows. The car had a missing nearside wing mirror, a pink and blue custom fit exhaust and may now have front offside damage from the impact of the collision.

"I would appeal for the driver to come forward as well as anyone who witnessed the collision which happened in a very busy area.

“If anyone recognises the description of the car, I would urge them to contact me so that I can progress with my enquiries."

The incident happened at around 8.40am on Wednesday, March 19.

Anyone with information should contact PC Paul Scott on 101 quoting incident number 199 of 19 March 2014, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.