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31 July 2013, 13:58
CCTV images of three off-road motorbikes and four people have been released by police in a bid to identify the riders’, as they investigate a hit and run, where a three year old was left seriously injured.
Four weeks ago today, on Wednesday, 4 July, three year old Olivia Pollard was with her mum getting off the number 15 bus on Ridgeway in East Herringthorpe.
As they crossed Ridgeway, close to the junction of Laudsdale Road, three off-road motorbikes were travelling on the road towards them.
One or more of the bikes is then believed to have collided with Olivia, and then failed to stop at the scene.
Olivia suffered serious head and eye injuries, cuts and bruises, and was airlifted to Sheffield Children’s Hospital. She has now been released from hospital and is back at home where she is recovering well.
Inspector Geoff Young said: “The response from the public has been excellent. We have received a number of leads and have spoken to several people as part of the investigation.
“Through the amount of CCTV we have now been able to recover and collate, we definitely know that there was more than one group of off-road motorbikes in the area at the same time as the collision and we are keen to identify the owners of the bikes and the riders.
“Olivia is expected to make a full recovery, however she is only a little girl and she has been through a horrendous ordeal. I would still urge the public to please come forward should they have any information they believe may assist the investigation.