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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

Police are appealing to the public for help in tracing a vehicle they believe was involved in a hit and run incident in Orpington on Sunday, 7 September, which has left a 23-year-old man critically ill in hospital.

Police were called to an injured man in St Pauls Cray Road, between Manor Park Rd and Leesons Hill, at 02:19hrs on Sunday, 7 September.

Detectives believe the vehicle involved was a black Ford Fiesta. The vehicle will have suffered significant damage to the front drivers’ side corner and wing and they are keen to hear from anyone who has seen the vehicle, knows where it is, or who owns it.

Detective Sergeant Matt Austin from the MPS Serious Collision Investigation Unit, who is investigating the incident said: “The victim has been left with life threatening injuries as a result of this incident. We’re determined to identify and find the person responsible and we’re asking the public for their help in tracing this vehicle.

We’d also ask any garages in the London and South-East area to contact us if they’ve carried out, or had requests for repair work, on a vehicle matching this description since Sunday 7 September. We would also like to hear from anyone who has recently received requests for parts relating to front and drivers’ side corner/wing for a black Ford Fiesta.”

Anyone with information should contact DS Austin by calling the Collision Investigation Unit on 020 8285 1574, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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