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Mother thanks community after hit-and-run

PUBLISHED: 06:30 17 March 2019

Wayne Tingey suffered a bleed on the brain after a hit-and-run in Denmark Road, Lowestoft. Photo: Jill Lock.

Wayne Tingey suffered a bleed on the brain after a hit-and-run in Denmark Road, Lowestoft. Photo: Jill Lock.

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The mother of a teen biker who was left for dead on a busy road has thanked the strangers who stayed by her son's side after a BMW hit-and-run.

Wayne Tingey, from Kessingland, sustained a bleed on the brain, a fractured shoulder and a bruised coccyx after the crash in Denmark Road, Lowestoft.

The 19-year-old was knocked off his 100cc motorcycle – which has since been written off – and later rushed to James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston.

His mother Jill Lock is disheartened no one has handed themselves in and pleaded for anybody with information or footage to contact the police.

“We are frustrated and we can’t wait to know who did this. After a day, you would think the person would be like ‘I have to hand myself in’ but no one has come forward,” she said.

On March 7, the teenager had been travelling home following his work experience as a painter and decorator when the crash took place at around 6pm.

Witnesses ran into the road and waited beside him until the emergency services arrived.

“A lot of people have messaged me asking how Wayne is - people we don’t even know have been asking if they can do anything for us.”

The 47-year-old said witnesses have given various accounts of the vehicle but “nobody actually saw the driver”.

She said: “We want this person caught – who will be next? I don’t want this to happen to anyone else.

“Just hand yourself in; it’s the right thing to do.”

“I would like to thank everybody for what they have done, the police as well as the staff who have taken care of him.

“If anyone has any footage, just put it forward to police, or if you can’t get to the police send it on to me or the paper. If any shops have CCTV just send it,” she said.

Almost two weeks after the accident, Mr Tingey is still experiencing excruciating migraines and headaches.

Witnesses or anybody with any information, or dashcam footage, are asked to call the Lowestoft Response Team at Suffolk Police on 101 quoting crime reference number 13161/19.

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