A 13-year-old girl has been injured in a hit-and-run crash in a North Yorkshire coastal town. 

Police in Scarborough are urgently appealing for witnesses following the collision in the town between 5.30 and 5.50pm on Tuesday November 14.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said the incident happened at the Scalby Road junction with Woodland Ravine.

The spokesperson said: "A 13-year-old girl was hit by a long dark-coloured, possibly blue, saloon type of car driven by a woman with blonde hair.

"The girl, who suffered minor cuts and bruising to her face and body, was taken to hospital and discharged following treatment.

"Officers are appealing for information to help identify the driver and the vehicle involved in this incident."

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should email Joshua.snaith@northyorkshire.police.uk or call 101, select option 2, and ask for PC Joshua Snaith.

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Anyone wishing to remain anonymous, can pass information to Crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.

Quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12230216880 when passing on information.