Updated: Jun 19, 2019
The brother of a man who was left seriously injured after being struck by a car in Humberstone Road, Leicester, has made an appeal for anyone with any information to come forward.
Mazoomy Mohamed remains in hospital following the non-stop collision which happened at around 1am on Thursday 30 May.
His 15-year-old son, Aakif, who was also struck in the collision sustained a minor injury.
Today, Mazoomy’s brother Manaz urged anyone who has any information and has not yet made contact with police to come forward.
He made a video appeal with his niece and Mazoomy’s daughter Haala Mohamed, aged eight.
He said: “My nephew Aakif sustained minor injuries to his feet. My brother, a father to four young lovely children, is lying in a hospital bed with life-changing injuries.
He has undergone six life-saving operations. He is having the seventh one at the moment and the family are providing as much love and support possible to bring him back to good health.
“My brother’s life will never be the same again due to the life-threatening injuries he sustained. His children’s life and the family life will be permanently affected. His children want their father back home and we are living in constant fear. His wife is so grief-stricken and distressed that she has no strength to even make this appeal. The whole episode has been heart-breaking and painfully traumatic.”
The incident happened near to the junction with Spinney Hill Road. The car, which failed to stop at the scene, is believed to be a three-door blue Seat Leon Cupra.
Manaz, who thanked the emergency services for their prompt response to the incident, said: “We humbly make this appeal for any information about the driver of the car or the whereabouts of the car to come forward. The perpetrator is somewhere among us.
“Please come forward and help us to find the person who ruined my lovely family’s life. This should not have happened and should not happen to any other human being. We beg anyone with even the smallest amount of information to please come forward and pass on what you know to police.”
A 23-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving in connection with the incident. They have both been released under investigation.
Enquiries remain ongoing.
Detective Constable Michael Archer said: “Manaz and his family are suffering a horrendous time and we are determined to find out who is responsible.
“We do believe there are people out there who have information which could help us. If this is you, we urge you to come forward.
“Did you witness the incident but have not come forward as you don’t think the information you have is significant? Or did you see the vehicle around the time of the incident? Have you checked any CCTV or dashcam footage from the area at the time?
“Or do you think you have seen the vehicle involved? It may have been damaged in the collision and it may have since been abandoned. Has there been a car matching the description parked in your street over the past couple of weeks that wasn’t there before?
“If you have any information at all, we urge you to get in touch – it is not too late to do so.”
The incident is not being treated as terrorist related and we would ask that people do not speculate about the circumstances while it remains under investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 19 of 30 May.