Hit and run incident: Four-year-old girl remains in critical condition

Police released CCTV images from the scene of the crash
Police released CCTV images from the scene of the crash
  • Four-year-old girl remains in critical condition
  • Pair were seen by witnesses fleeing the scene on foot
  • Police in St Helens launch a huge manhunt for the pair

A four-year-old girl who suffered serious injuries in a suspected hit and run remains in a critical condition, police have said.

Detectives have released CCTV images of two men they are hunting in connection with the incident in which a woman and the four-year-old were knocked down and seriously injured.

One of the men police believe could help them with their inquiries

One of the men police believe could help them with their inquiries

Two men were seen fleeing the scene after the two victims were hit by a stolen black Ford Fiesta on Prescot Road in St Helens at around 3pm on Friday (March 23).

Both victims were taken to hospital.

A Merseyside Police update on Saturday lunchtime said: “The four year-old girl currently remains in a critical condition in hospital.

“The 55 year-old woman is in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

“Detectives are continuing to pursue a number of lines of enquiry.”

Officers are urging anyone with information to come forward to help the investigation.

A previous Merseyside Police statement read: “Anyone who recognises the males is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 0151 777 6041, 0151 777 9233 or the Crimestoppers line anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

“Two male occupants of the car left the scene of the collision on foot.

“The first male is described as white, aged 15-20, around 5ft 10in tall, of slim build, with brown hair. He was wearing a royal blue t-shirt and royal blue shorts.

“The second male is described as being white, aged 15-20, with brown medium length hair. He was wearing a black t-shirt and black shorts and dark trainers.”