A PEDESTRIAN suffered serious injuries after the second hit and run in Colchester within a matter of hours.

Police were called after a man in his 20s was hit by a car in Avon Way, close to the junction of Alefounder Close on the early hours of Friday morning.

The driver didn't stop and drove off in the direction of the Greenstead roundabout and the A133.

Officers and paramedics arrived a the man was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

A 20-year-old man from Colchester was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop following a road accident and causing serious injury through dangerous driving.

He has been released under investigation.

Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and saw a silver car, which may of had damage to the passenger side wing mirror.

Officers also want dashcam footage and anyone who was the area around the time of the collision to get in contact.

Police also want to find driver of a small dark-coloured car, which was over taken by the silver car on Avon Way shortly before the collision.

Anyone with information should contact Stanway Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting incident 3 of November 8.

Information can also be given completely anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

Yesterday, police revealed a 11-year-old boy was hit by a Ford in Shrub End Road, Colchester, and the driver did not stop.

The driver continued to Boadicea Way.

The boy has been taken to hospital with serious, but non-life changing injuries.