A woman is in a critical condition after being in collision with a high performance car which failed to stop.
Emergency services were called following the incident, which happened in Brackenfield Way in Thurmaston in the early hours of Saturday.
The pedestrian was a 26-year-old woman, who was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, where her condition is described as critical but stable.
Police are hunting the driver of the vehicle involved - a white VW Golf ‘R’, which was later found abandoned on Bretton Walk in Beaumont Leys.
Detective Sergeant Mark Watling from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Leicestershire Police, said; “We’d like to talk to anyone who saw the white Volkswagon Golf either before or after the collision at 3.30am in the early hours of Saturday morning.
“It is distinctive because it is a high performance model and we’d like to talk to anyone who knows the driver, or saw the vehicle travelling from Thurmaston to Beaumont Leys.”
Anyone who saw what happened, or has any information that may help with the investigation, is asked to call 101, where they should ask to speak to DS Mark Watling in connection with incident 107 of Saturday December 17.