A PEDESTRIAN was taken to hospital after her foot was run over by a getaway car in Bognor Regis on Saturday night (September 27).
Police released the information today (October 1) as they appealed for witnesses to the incident in Hawthorn Road at 10.10pm to come forward.
A spokesman said: “The 30-year-old woman suffered swelling and bruising after a dark-coloured people carrier was driven over her foot.
“The car did not stop and drove off towards Chichester Road. She was taken to St Richard’s Hospital, in Chichester, for treatment.”
PC Marie Lane added: “The passenger of the car had just been confronted as he was suspected of stealing lager from a local shop.
“We believe the victim may have been helping others to try and stop him from leaving when she was hurt.
“We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or the theft. Also if you have any other information which could help our investigation please contact us.”
Police described the passenger as a white man, 5’ 9”, of stocky build with short, mousey-coloured hair. He was wearing a grey T-shirt with writing on the front and dark trousers. He also had a tattoo on his right upper arm.
The driver of the car is described as a white man with long hair.
Any witness or anyone with information is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101 quoting serial 1641 of September 27.
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.