A hit-and-run driver struck a pedestrian with his car before fleeing.

Essex Police are on the hunt for the driver after the victim suffered a broken leg.

The 28-year-old man was walking in the road in Magdalen Street, near the junction with Magdalen Green, in Colchester, when he was hit.

The crash happened at around 3am on Sunday, July 8.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

A spokesman said: "He suffered broken leg.

"The make and model of the car is unknown, but it was believed to be black."

Anyone with information can contact Pc Paul Barry at Stanway Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting incident number 359 of July 8.