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Appeal for witness to accident that left moped rider with injured leg to come forward

PUBLISHED: 10:47 03 September 2015 | UPDATED: 10:47 03 September 2015

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Police ask witness to come forward as he may hold important information

Detectives from the Roads and Transport Policing Command are appealing for a witness to a ‘fail to stop’ collision in East Dulwich to come forward and speak with them.

On Sunday, March 29, police were called at around 6.35am to reports of a collision between a car and a moped on East Dulwich Road, near the junction with Worlingham Road.

The driver of the car, a black Ford Fiesta, did not stop at the scene.

The rider of a black Honda moped, a 41-year-old man from Hertfordshire, was taken to hospital suffering leg injuries. He has since been discharged but continues to receive treatment.

The black Ford Fiesta was later found abandoned in Lapse Wood Walk, Forest Hill, having sustained significant front end damage.

The witness, who is described as a black man, told another witness - who was on the phone to police - that he believed that the driver was a woman; no further details were given.

Detective Constable Neal Pryce, from the South East Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU), said: “Despite extensive enquiries, we are yet to charge anyone in connection with this serious collision which left the rider with leg injuries.

“I would appeal to this witness to contact officers, as the information he has may be pertinent to the investigation.”

It is understood the Fiesta left the scene via the Goose Green roundabout onto Lordship Lane heading towards Sydenham.

The car was subsequently reported to police later that same day as having been stolen from an address in Forest Hill.

Anyone who can assist police is asked to call 020 8285 1574, or to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

* On Sunday, March 29, a 20-year-old woman was arrested at an address in Sydenham on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision. She has since been eliminated from enquiries and released with no further action.

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