Leeds Children Critical After Hit and Run

A two year old boy and his 10 year old sister are critical after a hit and run in Hyde Park.

Police are searching for the car involved in a hit and run in Leeds that has left a toddler and his sister fighting for their lives.

Raham Saleem, two, and his sister Sabam, 10, were struck in the Hyde Park area of the city as they walked home after buying onions for the family's Eid celebrations on Saturday.

Following surgery at Leeds General Infirmary, both children remain in critical conditions with serious head injuries.

West Yorkshire Police said the driver of the silver Vauxhall Astra slowed down to see what had happened after hitting the children, then sped away from the scene.

Detective Superintendent Paul Taylor who is leading the enquiry, said:  "Her parents have told us that Sabam in particular couldn't wait to celebrate Eid and instead she is now fighting for her life in a hospital bed.

Detectives are now examining good quality CCTV footage in detail in a bid to get the vehicles registration number.

Anyone who has information or witnessed the incident can contact the Hmet on 101 or CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

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