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Police hunt driver after Barnstaple hit and run

Pensioner hit and dragged along road.

Police are investigating following a suspected deliberate hit-and-run incident on Sunday (10th November)

The man, in his 80s, was walking along Park Lane around 12.10pm when he stopped a car and challenged the driver about speeding.

The driver then left the scene, turned around and then drove back, hitting the man and dragging him around 4 feet along the road. The car then drove off. 

The pensioner, from Barnstaple, sustained multiple cuts and bruises.

Police are investigating and seeking the driver who was described as white, in his 30s, with dark hair. His vehicle was described as a small black car which would have sustained wing mirror damage on the passenger side. 

They are appealing to anyone who may have been in the area between noon and 12.10pm and may have seen the vehicle. 

Anyone who has any details about the vehicle or can recall the number plate is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by phone on 101, quoting crime reference CR/101769/19.

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