Thrapston schoolboy left with broken leg after hit and run

The boy was taken to Kettering General Hospital

By Alison Bagley
Monday, 20th December 2021, 4:54 pm
Updated Monday, 20th December 2021, 4:56 pm
Police file picture
Police file picture

A Thrapston schoolboy was left with a broken leg after a vehicle hit him in a busy street but did not stop.

The eight-year-old was in Oundle Road at about 4.15pm on Thursday, December 16, when he was clipped by the car.

He was rushed to A&E at Kettering General Hospital where he was discovered to have a broken leg as well as scratches and bruises to his arms and legs.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: "This happened on Thursday, December 16, at about 4.15pm in Oundle Road when an eight-year-old boy was clipped by a car causing him to suffer bruising and scratches to his leg and arms, as well as a fracture to his tibia.

"He was taken to KGH but his injuries are not life-threatening or life-changing.

"The vehicle in question did not stop and so enquiries are progressing to trace it. Sadly there is no description of the vehicle."