Fazan Ahmed: Hemel Hempstead family's appeal to hit-and-run driver

Fazan Ahmed Fazan's parents said his family and friends were devastated beyond belief by what had happened

The parents of a teenager who suffered critical injuries after being hit by a car which failed to stop are appealing for the driver to come forward.

Fazan Ahmed, 16, was struck by the blue car at about 20:25 BST on Friday in Jupiter Drive, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.

He is being treated at St Mary's Hospital, London, and his parents say he is "fighting for his life".

Police said the blue car might have a broken windscreen and other damage.

His mother, Izzy Begum, and father, Mukhtar Ahmed, described Fazan as "the life and soul of our family with his whole future ahead of him".

They added: "He now lies in a hospital bed, fighting for his life.

"If you are the driver, or know the driver or can help the police in any way with information, please call."

Sgt Sam Cordingley, of Hertfordshire Police, urged people to help the force trace the car and its driver, who "may have come home in a distressed state".

He said; "The vehicle we are seeking is likely to have a broken windscreen, as well as other damage.

"I would urge anyone who sees a vehicle with similar damage, apparently parked up or abandoned, to call us."

Jupiter Driver, Hemel Hempstead Police believe the car might have been abandoned and hope the public will help them trace it

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