A MAN suffered a fractured leg after he was deliberately mown down by a driver.

The 21-year-old was waiting for a friend in a car park at the rear of Chips Computers, in Borough Road, Middlesbrough, at about 2am yesterday.

A white Peugeot 405 car, which had two men inside, was in the car park at the time and reversed into the man, knocking him to the ground.

The vehicle was then driven forward over the man's leg before it was driven out of the car park.

The injured man, from Coxhoe, County Durham, was taken to the James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, where he remains. His condition was described as comfortable last night.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call PC Rachel Thrower on (01642) 301558.