A West Wickham mother has appealed for witnesses after her teenage son was knocked down on his way to school by a hit-and-run driver.

Leah Manley told News Shopper her son Callum, aged 15, has suffered torn ligaments and a broken ankle after being hit by a car in Wickham Road on Wednesday morning.

Callum, who is in Year 10 at Orchard Park School (formerly Edenham), is in a cast after the crash and does not know when he will be able to go back to school.

Callum’s mother said the driver fled the scene and she is appealing to anyone who may have seen the incident to come forward.

“From what I understand, the driver swerved to cut round the traffic to get into the right-hand lane,” Miss Manley told News Shopper.

She added that Callum and his friend remembered seeing a small light blue car driven by a young woman before he was hit.

“It has been a really rough 24 hours,” Miss Manley said.

A spokeswoman from the Met Police confirmed: “Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 07:42hrs on Wednesday, 16 May to reports of a road traffic collision in Wickham Road, Croydon.

“Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found a car in collision with a pedestrian.

“The driver of the car failed to stop at the scene.

“The pedestrian, a 15-year-old boy, was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

“No arrests have been made. Enquiries continue."

Anyone who witnessed the incident should call police on 101 quoting reference number 1311/16MAY or Tweet @MetCC.

Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.