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Appeal for witnesses to collision in Knowle West involving 10-year-old girl

A hit and run happened at the junction of Hartcliffe Road with Instow Road and Bideford Cresent.

Police are seeking witnesses to a fail to stop collision in Hartcliffe Road on the evening of Tuesday 1 February – in which a 10-year-old girl came off her pushbike.

The incident happened at the junction of Hartcliffe Road with Instow Road and Bideford Crescent at about 8.10pm.

The girl was cycling with her family in a 20mph zone when it happened and suffered bruises and grazing, while the bike was damaged.

The vehicle, believed to be a silver hatchback, made off at speed towards Filwood Broadway.

Officers have carried out house-to-house and other enquiries and are keen to hear from anyone who may have dashcam footage or information which could help to identify the driver.

A number of people stopped to help the child after the collision, and police urge any who did not speak to officers at the time to call 101, giving the reference 5222026529.

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