Escape from burning car after failure to stop

police tape
police tape

A CAR caught fire after its driver failed to stop at an accident and then crashed into hedges.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident in Banbury Lane, Pattishall on Thursday, September 1, between 1pm and 1.30pm.

A police spokesman said a black Mercedes C220 was in a collision with a silver car and added: “The Mercedes failed to stop at the scene but a short while later crashed into hedges on School Lane, adjacent to the crossroads on Banbury Lane and Church Street.

“The vehicle then caught fire, while the offender ran off in the direction of Church Street.”

The driver is described as an Asian male, aged between 16 and 20 and wore a dark hooded top and black tracksuit trousers.

Contact police on 03000 111222 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.