Driver sought after hit-and-run

A man was in hospital yesterday after he was struck by a hit-and-run rider in Hamilton in the early hours.

The injured man, believed to be aged 53 and from Pembroke, suffered a head injury after was knocked down on Parliament Street near its junction with Church Street at about 1am.

The motorcyclist also hit a parked car and damaged its wing mirror before falling off the bike.

But the biker got back on the machine and fled the scene.

Traffic was diverted from the scene for two hours while police investigated the scene.

Police have also reviewed CCTV footage of the incident, and have appealed for the rider to turn himself — or herself — in at Hamilton Police Station.The injured man was yesterday said to be “stable” in the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

Police have appealed for witnesses and anyone with information on the rider or the vehicle’s location

The motorcycle involved was said to be blue and sustained damage to the front in the incident.

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