TV appeal to catch hit-and-run driver

Maureen Langley (below) will appeal for information on TV after she was knocked down.

Maureen Langley (below) will appeal for information on TV after she was knocked down.

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A grandmother will appear on a television show to appeal for the driver who knocked her over to hand himself in to police.

BBC One’s Crimewatch Roadshow will reconstruct the events of March 14 when Maureen Langley, 63, was crossing Squires Gate Lane in South Shore.

Maureen Langley

Maureen Langley

Mrs Langley, a care assistant from Marton, was struck by a car and left in the road with a broken ankle and badly injured leg, and spent 12 weeks in hospital recovering from the incident.

Police immediately appealed for the driver of a white BMW to come forward to help them with their inquiries, but no information has been received in connection with the hit and run.

Sharon Boylen, Mrs Langley’s eldest daughter, said: “She’s still a bit apprehensive because of what’s happened.

“We’ve had to make changes for her so she can get around her house and her bed is now downstairs. We think this will help with my mum talking about how she felt at the time. All the other appeals have come from us, but now it’s coming from her we hope people will get in touch.”

PC Adam Lloyd from the Road Policing Unit said: “We’re dedicated to tracking down the driver involved in this road traffic collision and Crimewatch Roadshow presents us with a fantastic opportunity to reach a large number of possible witnesses. We will continue to do our utmost for the victim and her family and will not rest until we have traced the driver and fully investigated the circumstances of exactly what happened.”

The Crimewatch TV appeal will be aired on June 17. Call Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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