MAN TO FACE COURT OVER BEACH HIT-AND-RUN INCIDENT

Police charge a man after a woman and child were struck by a car at a beach on Sunday

Police charge a man after a woman and child were struck by a car at a beach on Sunday

POLICE investigating a hit-and-run incident at a beach on Sunday have charged a man.

A woman and child were struck on Benone beach in Limavady at 1 pm by a red BMW car which fled the scene.

The vehicle was found a short time later on Baranailt Road and a man arrested on suspicion of a number of road traffic offences.

The woman and child received hospital treatment for minor injuries, a police spokesperson said.

On Monday, the man was charged with a number of driving related offences including causing grievous bodily injury by dangerous driving, driving while unfit, and failing to stop for police.

He is expected to appear at Derry Magistrates’ Court later on Monday.

 

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