Man critical after hit and run in Crossmaglen

Man critical after hit and run in Crossmaglen

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a car in Crossmaglen, County Armagh.

The victim, who is in his 20s, was struck by a vehicle at Cardinal O'Fiaich Square at around 6.20am on Tuesday morning.

He was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast where he is undergoing treatment. 

A PSNI spokesperson said: "The offending car did not stop.  A blue coloured Volkswagen Passat, believed to have been involved, has been recovered by Police from the area of the market in Crossmaglen.

"Inspector Denise Graham is appealing for anyone who was in the centre of Crossmaglen early this morning and who witnessed the collision, or anyone with any information about the movements of the offending car or its occupants following the collision to contact officers in Newry on 101 quoting reference number 488 of 27/12/16. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."