A CHILD is in hospital with serious injuries after he was struck by a car in a high street. 

The boy, 13, was taken to Wishaw General Hospital today after he was hit in Main Street, Bothwell today at around 2.50pm.

The callous driver of a small silver motor fled from the scene and police have pleaded for them to "do the right thing and come forward". 

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Inspector George McCutcheon, of Hamilton Police Station, said: "We are looking for the public’s help to trace the driver of the vehicle, who failed to stop after the collision.

"I would ask anyone with any dashcam and mobile phone footage of the incident, or anyone who was in the area around the time of the collision, to please get in touch with officers.

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“I would also make a direct appeal to the driver of the car involved to do the right thing and come forward.

"Police Scotland can be contacted via 101 quoting reference number 1769 of Friday, April 5, 2021 or alternatively you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where details can be given anonymously."