The family of a teenager who is fighting for his life after being struck by a hit-and-run driver last night are appealing for the person responsible to come forward.
Emergency services rushed to Jupiter Drive, Highfield, at around 8.25pm to help 16-year-old Fazan Ahmed. The blue car that hit him had already left the area by the time they arrived
He is now in a critical condition in St Mary’s Hospital in London.
His mother Izzy Begum and father Mukhtar Ahmed and siblings said: “Fazan is a lively 16 year old boy who is adored by all his family and friends.
“He is the life and soul of our family with his whole future ahead of him. He loves football and is a supporter of Arsenal.
“He now lies in a hospital bed fighting for his life.
“His family and friends are devastated beyond belief at what has happened.
“The family would like to thank the police, ambulance staff, hospital staff and members of the public that helped us so far through this dreadful time.
“If you are the driver, or know the driver or can help the police in any way with information please call them.”
Officers believe a blue car was involved and are asking people to contact them if they have seen a car which may have substantial front-end damage.
Sergeant Sam Cordingley from the Roads Policing Unit is leading the investigation.
He said: “Sadly Fazan’s prognosis is very poor. The family is devastated and remain by his side in hospital.
“We are actively seeking the driver of the blue car and we would ask that they make contact with police as a matter of urgency. We need to speak to you to understand what happened.
“The vehicle we are seeking is likely to have a broken windscreen, as well as other damage so I’d like to ask for the public’s help in locating the vehicle.
“I would urge anyone who sees a vehicle with similar damage apparently parked up or abandoned to call us.
“I would also appeal to any mechanics, who may encounter a blue vehicle presented for repairs to get in contact before undertaking such work.
“If anyone has seen this vehicle, or has a relative who drives a blue car and may have come home in a distressed state, I would urge that they contact police immediately.”
Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact PC Dave Clarke at the collision investigation unit via Hertfordshire Constabulary’s non-emergency number 101, quoting reference ISR 697 of August 22.