Elderly man left with broken wrist and suspected broken leg following alleged hit and run in Lowestoft

PUBLISHED: 15:12 16 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:21 16 November 2017

A charity box has been stolen from a shop in Eye. Picture: Nick Butcher.

A charity box has been stolen from a shop in Eye. Picture: Nick Butcher.


Police believe an elderly man, who was found with a number of serious injuries in Lowestoft, was hit by a vehicle which failed to stop.

Officers were called about 12.50am yesterday (November 15) by a member of the public who found the man in the High Street, near to the petrol station.

The victim, aged in his 80s, was rushed to hospital after suffering a broken wrist, a number of broken and dislocated fingers and a suspected broken leg.

A police spokesman said: “Officers believe the man may have been struck by a vehicle which failed to stop at the scene and are currently investigating.”

Witnesses or anybody who has any information is asked to call Lowestoft Police on 101 quoting reference CAD 6 of November 15.

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