A MAN was allegedly knocked down by a van in a hit and run incident on Sunday – before a passer-by stopped an assaulted him.
The man was crossing the road at the bottom of St Saviour’s Hill at around 1.50am when he was hit by a white van – described as a small, caddy-style van – that was driving from the direction of Roberts Garage at Springfield and turning right towards the Hotel de France.
The police have said that the van did not stop and continued driving along St Saviour’s Road.
Although the man was not seriously hurt by the incident, while lying on the road a pedestrian walked past and, after an exchanges of words, punched the man several times injuring his face. The pedestrian has been described as being in his 40s, around 5ft6in tall with short brown hair and dressed in tweed.
Police are appealing for witnesses to incidents and are asking that anyone who may have seen this or who has any information to contact police on 612612 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form at Crimestoppers-uk.org.