POLICE are hunting a hit-and-run driver who seriously injured a pedestrian.

Officers in west Dorset are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward.

Police received a report of a man walking in the road on the A35 at Askerswell at 5.45am on Monday, November 11. Officers attended and located the man – aged in his 30s and from Devon - who reported he had been involved in a collision. He was taken to hospital for treatment to a broken arm.

PC Rebecca Barnes, of Bridport police, said: “The man reported being hit by a dark-coloured car that did not stop at the scene. I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or have relevant dashcam footage of the incident, to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55190177743. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.