Man seriously hurt in Newton Abbot hit and run

Newton Abbot
Image caption The pedestrian was hit by a car while walking in Newton Abbot

A man was seriously injured when he was struck by a car in a hit and run in Devon.

The man, who has not been named, was walking in The Avenue in Newton Abbot in the early hours of Sunday.

Sgt Keith Parkinson, from the safer road support unit, said the victim was in an induced coma at Derriford Hospital,

He said: "He was walking with friends who were slightly behind him, they were able to give him initial first aid."

Police have seized a vehicle, which is owned locally, and are trying to find the driver.