A dog was left with a serious head injury and needed surgery to remove her left eye after she was hit by a van in Lambeth on New Year's Eve.

Police are now appealing for witnesses of the horrific hit-and-run incident.

Met Police said the dog’s owner was walking the nine-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, called Angel, on a lead on the north end of Croxted Road in Lambeth, at approximately 11:15pm on December 31, 2020.

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Angel was suddenly struck by a van and dragged approximately 50 metres along the road.

Both the dog and her owner were wearing hi-viz jackets, and the van driver did not stop at the scene and drove off in the direction of Norwood Road.

The dog suffered a serious head injury and required surgery to remove her left eye.

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Police are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or who may have dash-cam or CCTV footage of the incident or vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting reference CAD 8129/31DEC20.

To remain 100% anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.