Police release CCTV images over South Yorks hit-and-run

Police want to trace the riders of this bike after a hit-and-run in Rotherham
Police want to trace the riders of this bike after a hit-and-run in Rotherham
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CCTV images have been released of three motorbikes police want to trace over a hit-and-run collision in which a South Yorkshire toddler was left for dead.

They show three bikes and four people, who detectives believe could hold vital information about a collision on Ridgeway, East Herringthorpe, Rotherham, on July 4.

Police want to trace the riders of this bike after a hit-and-run in Rotherham

Police want to trace the riders of this bike after a hit-and-run in Rotherham

Three-year-old Olivia Pollard was crossing Ridgeway with her mother when they were hit by a pack of bikes.

The riders involved failed to stop at the scene, leaving the youngster with serious head and eye injuries, cuts and bruises.

She airlifted to Sheffield Children’s Hospital but has since been released and is recovering at home.

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.

Police want to trace the riders of this bike after a hit-and-run in Rotherham

Police want to trace the riders of this bike after a hit-and-run in Rotherham

“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.”

Call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.