Video thumbnail, Hit-and-run on 11-year-old boy in Ashton
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This is the shocking moment a hit-and-run driver ploughs into a little boy as he plays with his pals in the street.

CCTV footage captures how the 11-year-old bounced off the bonnet of a Honda Civic and was flung into the road in Ashton-under-Lyne.

The motorist then drove away without stopping. Police were called to the scene on Victoria Street, at 7.15pm on Tuesday, September 2.

The young boy was taken to hospital and, incredibly, only suffered minor injuries. Officers now believe the driver was in a turquoise Honda Civic, manufactured between 1991 and 1996.

They have released the footage in a bid to find the driver.

Pc Adrian Spurrell said: “The CCTV is crystal clear: the driver collided with a young boy then callously drove off, leaving him slumped in the road. Remarkably he only missed one day of school after suffering minor injuries but clearly the injuries could have been far worse or even fatal.

“To leave a young boy shocked and injured in the road, when you have no idea how seriously injured he may or may not be, shows a worrying level of apathy and regard for his welfare and I need the public’s help to identify the driver. If you know the driver or have information about them or the car, please call us.

"Perhaps someone you know has a similar car, came home in a state of shock or has been acting differently since the accident. If so I want to hear from you. I would also invite the driver to come forward now and talk to us of their own volition.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 8473.