Police hunt victim of Catford hit-and-run after he fled the scene

Met police release CCTV image of man who was possibly a Catford hit and run victim Pic: Met Police

The Metropolitan Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a hit-and-run in Lewisham – including the victim, who is believed to have also fled the scene.

The incident, which took place during the early hours of the morning on September 16, was originally reported as an attack on pedestrians as a car mounted the pavement outside the Mekan Bar and Restaurant on Bromley Road, Catford.  

Police believe the driver may have been targeting people involved in a fight in the bar earlier that night.

London Ambulance Service were called at the time but said they could not find anyone injured when they got there. Witnesses at the scene said that nothing had happened. 

The full details of the incident were only revealed after officers conducting patrols saw a car and linked it to the incident. When CCTV footage was reviewed, it became clear a man had actually been run over and knocked unconscious but the victim had fled the scene and has, as yet, not come forward. 

Two other young women received bruising as a result of the hit and run, but were able to take themselves to hospital and were discharged soon after.  

Police have since released images taken from inside the club of the man they believe to be the victim.  

Met Police urges victim to contact them with any information Pic: Met Police

PC Gary Sanders said in a Met Police statement: “This was a very serious incident which could have had fatal consequences for the man involved. 

“We are very concerned about what has taken place and would urge the victim – and anyone else with information – to contact us as soon as possible.” 

If you have any information or know anyone that was at the club on September 16, contact Lewisham CID direct on 07733 302868, or via 101.  

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