POLICE are still on the hunt for a suspect in a hit-and-run crash that left a child seriously injured.

Shortly after 4.15pm on Tuesday, September 12, police were called to reports of a collision on the A49 Winwick Road, near to Warrington and Vale Royal College, involving a silver Audi A6 and a pedal cyclist.

The driver of the car failed to stop at the scene, and the vehicle was found abandoned by officers in an alleyway near Longford Street and Rhodes Street.

The cyclist, a 16-year-old boy, was rushed to hospital by air ambulance for treatment to his injuries, with Winwick Road in both directions for several hours.

Cheshire Police confirmed that the boy sustained potentially life-changing injuries and issued a CCTV appeal on October 12 to find a suspect.

The force has today, Friday, confirmed that almost a month on, enquiries into the collision remain ongoing, and detectives are still looking to speak to the man in the CCTV still issued.

PC Baskerville, of the force’s roads and crime unit, said: “This collision is likely to impact the victim for the rest of his life, and we are committed to doing all we can to trace the person responsible.

“As part of our ongoing enquiries, we would like to speak to the man pictured in the CCTV image as we believe he may hold vital information.

“If anyone knows the identity of the man, we urge you to get in touch with us. I would also like to appeal directly to the man to come forward.”

Report any information to Cheshire Police by calling 101, quoting IML-1643395, or visiting cheshire.police.uk/tell-us

Note: The CCTV image has been removed due to an update in the investigation.