A car that crashed into a parked car in a North Yorkshire market town before its driver fled with scene without stopping has been recovered.

North Yorkshire Police have now appealed for witnesses after the collision in Thirsk on Sunday November 5.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “A collision occurred on Market Place shortly after 7am on Sunday November 5, involving a blue Fiat 500 X with a private number plate which collided with a parked Vauxhall Agila, and failed to stop at the scene.

“It is believed the Fiat was driven in the Thirsk area prior to and after the collision, having suffered significant offside damage.

“We have since recovered the vehicle believed to have been involved in the incident. “We're now requesting your assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.”

Recommended reading:

Get more from The Northern Echo for just £3 for 3 months for a Premium Plus annual subscription or £47 for an annual subscription (saving 40%). Click here.

Police are, in particular, appealing for witnesses who have seen the vehicle before or after the collision and any CCTV or dashcam footage of the vehicle and its occupants.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should email Traffic Constable Jack Dodsworth on Jack. Dodsworth@northyorkshire.police.uk You can also call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Jack Dodsworth.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12230210306.See less