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Mobility Scooter In Hit And Run
Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following a collision involving a pedestrian and a mobility scooter in Christchurch.
The incident occurred at about 1.50pm on Monday 30 April 2012 on the High Street outside the Zoo jewellery store.
A 63-year-old woman from Christchurch sustained minor injuries to her head and legs.
Police constable Jim Perks, of Christchurch police, said:
"The victim was standing at the counter of the meat stall at the market when a dark red mobility scooter collided with her, causing her to fall to the ground.
"The rider of the scooter did not stop and continued toward Sopers Lane.
"Following further enquiries, I am now able to release a CCTV image of a lady that we would like to speak with. The picture shows a white woman, about 50-years-old, with long blonde hair, of stocky build, wearing a light coloured jacket. It may be that this lady can help me with my investigation.
"If anyone has any information, please contact me in confidence by calling 101."
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 30:222. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.
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