Driver wanted after crushing pedestrian against wall in hit-and-run

Video: The driver also went the wrong way up a bus lane and hit an electric box

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Police in Nottinghamshire have released CCTV footage of a driver ramming a pedestrian up against a wall in a shocking case of hit-and-run in Mansfield.

Officers published the video in the hope that witnesses would come forward to identify the driver of the dark-coloured Skoda Octavia.

The incident, which took place on Leeming Street at around 4.45am on Monday 6 April, 2015, shows a man walking along the pavement after leaving the Rewind night club on 6 April, 2015.

He is then struck from behind by the Skoda, which mounts the curb and crushes the individual between the side of the vehicle and the wall. It then reverses and drives off.

Police note that there were three bystanders near to the scene of the crash, and they want those people to come forward.

The driver of the Skoda also hit an electric box and drove up a bus lane in the wrong direction. Police also believe the driver was possibly involved in "an altercation" with people outside a pub prior to the collision with the pedestrian.

Detective Constable Kelly Holloway said "Unbelievably the victim did not sustain major injuries and is currently recovering well. Had the car not struck the electric box this incident could easily have ended in tragedy."

Nottinghamshire Police want to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident  as well as any local garages which have had a Skoda Octavia booked in for the repair of front end damage.

If you can help please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 282 of 6 April, 2015 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.