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West Malling High Street hit-and-run car found abandoned in Twisden Road, East Malling

A car used in a hit and run which injured three women was found abandoned hours later, only five minutes from the scene of the crime.

The collision happened in West Malling High Street by the former Ghandi restaurant yesterday afternoon.

Police and ambulance crews at the scene in West Malling yesterday afternoon
Police and ambulance crews at the scene in West Malling yesterday afternoon

One of the injured women was taken to a London hospital for treatment for serious injuries and she remains there in a stable condition.

Another was taken to a local hospital for medical attention while the third was treated at the scene but did not require hospital treatment.

Kent Police was called at 4.07pm to reports that a black Ford Fiesta had failed to stop after colliding with the women on a pedestrian crossing.

The car left the area towards East Malling and was found abandoned in nearby Twisden Road, at around 9.45pm.

The driver is still at large and officers are now appealing for dashcam footage.

Police at the scene in West Malling yesterday
Police at the scene in West Malling yesterday

DI Richard O’Toole, from Kent Police’s Tonbridge crime investigation department said no one has been arrested at this stage.

he added: "Our inquiries into this incident are progressing and, while there have been no arrests at this stage, we are grateful to everyone that has already provided us with information.

"We remain keen to hear any information that can help us progress this case and are particularly keen to hear from anyone who has CCTV or dash cam footage that was recorded in Twisden Road, and the neighbouring area, between the time of the incident and 10pm.

"Any footage could prove crucial to our inquiries and I would urge anyone with such video, or pictures, to contact us at their earliest opportunity."

Footage from the scene as police respond to the hit-and-run in West Malling

If you have any information call 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/46089/20, or call Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111 or completing the online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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