Lyttle says hit-and-run a horrific incident

Alliance East Belfast MLA Chris Lyttle has said the injuring of a teenage girl in a hit-and-run attack is a “horrific incident”.

The 15-year-old was left with a broken leg after being struck by a black car near a bonfire site on Mountpottinger Road in the early hours of Tuesday. Police have appealed for witnesses.

“This was a horrific incident and my thoughts are with the victim, who has been left with a broken leg,” said Mr Lyttle.

“This girl could have been even more seriously injured or even killed, as the driver of the car which struck her clearly showed no thought for the life of others.

“I would appeal to anyone with information on this incident to contact police immediately.”

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