“Help us find who did this”: Wellingborough mum’s plea after daughter injured in hit and run

Wellingborough hit and run victim Katy Davy, 12, with mum Charlene
Wellingborough hit and run victim Katy Davy, 12, with mum Charlene

The mother of a Wellingborough girl who was struck by a car on her way home from school is appealing for help to find the driver who hit her.

Katy Davy, 12, was hit by a Ford Fiesta as she crossed Kingsway close to the Royal Oak pub on her way home from school at about 3.30pm on July 8.

Luckily her injuries were not serious – but mum Charlene says she cannot understand how the perpetrator could just drive away.

She said: “I got a phone call from someone saying not to worry but she’d been hit by a car and I just ran there.

“Katy had found a big gap to cross the road but rather than slowing down she said it sped up.

“They didn’t stop and just drove off.

“Someone said somebody got out of the passenger door and ran away.

“I’m still angry now. How can someone hit a child in a car and just drive off?”

Katy suffered whiplash and has been in and out of hospital with ligament damage, but did not suffer any broken bones.

She was forced to miss her last few weeks as a Year 8 pupil at Wrenn Academy and still cannot walk without crutches.

Mum Charlene, 31, has asked any witnesses to come forward and help find the driver.

She said: “People have given statements to the police but they haven’t caught them yet.

“Katy was very lucky not to have suffered more serious injuries, she really was.

“If anybody else saw it or knows anybody who saw anything please help us find who did this.

“If they can do that to a child and just drive away, they need to be stopped.”

A police spokesman confirmed that officers were still investigating the incident and urged witnesses to contact them.

If you witnessed the incident or have any information, contact police on 101 quoting incident 425 of July 8.