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Elderly man knocked down in Skipton

Skipton police are appealing for information to find the driver of a car which hit an 89-year-old man and drove off without stopping.

At around 2.25pm on Friday 28 November 2014, the elderly pedestrian, who was using a walking stick at the time, left Skipton Library and began to cross the High Street towards the Town Hall car park.

As he crossed the road, he was struck by a grey coloured saloon car which failed to stop and drove off in the direction of Skipton Castle.
Police are asking the driver of the car to make contact with them and to anyone else who can either identify the driver or who witnessed the collision to come forward.

The elderly man suffered serious injuries during the incident and after being treated at the scene, he was taken to Leeds General Infirmary by road ambulance.

Sergeant Pete Stringer of Skipton Roads Policing Group, said: Enquiries are progressing to trace the driver of the car and we urge him to make himself known to the police as a matter of urgency.

The driver and anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and pass information to the Force Control Room, or email

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference number 272 of 28 November 2014.

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