Girl, 14, critical after hit-and-run in Croydon
A 14-year-old girl is in a critical condition after being struck by a car in a hit-and-run in south London.
Emergency services were called to Morland Road, in Croydon, at 1910 GMT on Friday.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said the girl had been struck by a green Renault Clio, number plate T861 JKP, which failed to stop and was later found burnt out about a mile away.
The girl was taken to hospital suffering from a serious head injury.
The spokesman said the car had been found a short time after the incident in Davies Close, Croydon.
Officers believe the driver is a white man aged in his 20s and have urged witnesses to come forward.
Anyone with information has been asked to contact the Metropolitan Police or Crimestoppers.