Man in critical condition after 'deliberate' hit and run in Hornchurch

Police were called around 12.45am on Saturday to reports of a man being struck by a car in Latimer Drive, Hornchurch.

Police were called around 12.45am on Saturday to reports of a man being struck by a car in Latimer Drive, Hornchurch. - Credit: Google

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after a hit and run in Hornchurch overnight.

Police believe a car was deliberately driven at the man, aged in his 20s, in Latimer Drive in the early hours of this morning - Saturday, June 25.

The Met says officers were called around 12.45am to reports of a man injured after being struck by a vehicle.

His next of kin have been informed.

A Met spokesperson said: "The car did not stop at the scene and, at this stage, officers believe it was deliberately driven at the man.

"Officers are maintaining a presence and providing reassurance to the local community in the area."

No arrests have been made and police continue to investigation the circumstances of the incident.

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Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote the reference number CAD265/25June.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously via crimestoppers-uk.org or 0800 555 111.