Police plea after mum and baby hit by car in Blyth

Police appeal for information.
Police appeal for information.

Police have issued an appeal for witnesses after a woman and her seven-month-old child were hit by car in Northumberland.

At around 8pm on Thursday, October 6, a 32-year-old woman was pushing the young girl in a pushchair outside the Co-operative supermarket in Blyth.

But as she crossed the junction of Southen Avenue and Wordsworth Avenue both her and the young child were involved in a collision with a red Vauxhall Astra.

The driver then left the scene and police later found the vehicle abandoned a short distance away on Keats Avenue.

Neither the woman or the child were seriously injured, but they were taken to hospital by paramedics as a precaution.

Two men - aged 18 and 19 - have been arrested in connection with the incident and released on bail as Northumbria Police's Op Dragoon team investigates it.

They have been reviewing CCTV, which shows a number of witnesses were in the area at the time of the incident. They have now appealed for those people to get in touch.

Anyone who saw the incident, or has any information that could help the police investigation, should contact the Op Dragoon team by calling 101 and quoting log number 1106 06/10/16.