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Boy, 12, suffers broken leg and ankle in Watford hit and run

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a road traffic collision in Watford where a driver made off from the scene after hitting a 12-year-old-boy.

The incident occurred on the A405 North Orbital Road, near the junction with Horseshoe Lane, at around 3.10pm on Friday 24 March and involved a pedestrian and a car.

The pedestrian, a 12-year-old boy, sustained breaks to his ankle and leg, as well as significant bruising.

The vehicle, described as being grey in colour, continued travelling in the direction of the M1.

PC Lauren Maberly, who is investigating, said: “Thankfully the boy’s injuries are not life-threatening and he is continuing to recover.

“We’re currently making enquiries to trace the vehicle involved and the driver. As part of this, we’re appealing for anyone who saw the incident and hasn’t yet spoken to police to please come forward.

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“I’d also like to hear from anyone who may have been driving in the area at the time with an active dash cam. If you have captured any footage which may assist us, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to please contact PC Maberly via email to lauren.maberly@herts.police.uk.

Information can also be reported by calling the non-emergency number 101 quoting ISR 436 of 24 March.