Bikers wanted for Rotherham hit-and-run

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CCTV images have been released four weeks on in the hunt for hit-and-run bikers who left a toddler for dead.

Three-year-old Olivia Pollard was left fighting for life after she and mum Jessica were struck by motorbikes as they crossed Ridgeway, in East Herringthorpe, Rotherham, on Wednesday, July 3.

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

Police have now released pictures of three bikes - and their four riders - and the images have been printed on posters being pasted around East Herringthorpe.

None of the bikers involved stopped at the scene.

Olivia suffered serious head and eye injuries and was airlifted to Sheffield Children’s Hospital in a life threatening condition.

She is now recovering at home, but the accident has affected her psychologically mum Jessica, aged 20, said.

“She’s changed from an outgoing, confident little girl to someone more shy.

“She’s started having nightmares, and she’ll wake up screaming. And she’s afraid to cross a road. Recently she grabbed me and said, ‘Mummy I don’t want to get run over again’. She’s also had a few problems walking - her legs buckle if she walks a long way.

“She goes to the hospital every two weeks for a check-up and they’ve said they’re going to look into what’s wrong.

“I’d really like to get justice for Olivia and I hope these images help find whoever did this. I hope someone will find their conscience and come forward, or maybe a friend or family member will recognise one of the lads on the CCTV.”

Insp Geoff Young said: “Olivia is expected to make a full recovery, but she is only a little girl and she has been through a horrendous ordeal. I would urge the public to come forward should they have any information.”

n Call 101 quoting incident 634 of July 3 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.