The aunt of a vulnerable man severely injured in a Catford hit and run has pleaded for witnesses to come forward.

Justin Ward, 42, was nearly home to his supported accommodation when he was run over at 3.30am on Catford Road, leaving him with two broken arms, a broken hip and a brain bleed.

He suffers from schizophrenia, meaning he requires 24-hour-support from staff and family members in hospital, where he remains currently.

Mary Barton, his aunt, has called for anyone who witnessed the incident on October 29 to contact police.

The 59-year-old, from West Wickham, said: "To the person who did it, I don’t know how they live with themselves - they must have no conscience.

"I think its just unbelievable that they would have left him in the road like that. At 3.30 in the morning, there might be someone who knows something.

"His experience in hospital has been more traumatic than it would be for me or you; it's a massive struggle for him. He has no memories of it and doesn't even believe he was run over.

"We’re making sure he’s got someone with him every day. Its terrifying that he could have died, and we worry about how he’s going to cope with it."

Mr Ward lives in a care home near Catford bus garage, close to where the crash took place.

Police are yet to make any arrests in relation to the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.