A CAR that is believed to have been stolen was involved in a hit-and-run crash in Bournemouth.

Police have launched an investigation following the two-vehicle collision in Alma Road.

The crash involved a Kia Sportage and a blue Peugeot 106 at around 12.25pm on Tuesday, February 10.

It was reported the Kia failed to stop at the scene. The driver of the Peugeot, a man aged in his 40s, was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries that were not believed to be serious.

A Dorset Police spokesperson said it is believed the Kia involved was stolen from an address in the Winton area between 2pm on Sunday, February 7 and 8.45am on Monday, February 8.

Officers have released an image of the Kia and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Bournemouth Echo: The Kia involved in the fail to stop crash in Alma Road, BournemouthThe Kia involved in the fail to stop crash in Alma Road, Bournemouth

Inspector Joe Pardey, of the traffic unit, said: “We are carrying out enquiries into this collision and I would appeal for any witnesses or anyone with information to please contact us.

“The Kia involved is likely to have sustained damage as a result of the collision and I would ask anyone who has come across a car matching the description given that has sustained damage in unexplained circumstances to come forward.

“We are releasing an image of the vehicle and are keen to here from anyone who comes across it. It is likely to have sustained damage to the driver’s side and may have traces of metallic blue paint on it from the other vehicle involved in the collision.

“I would also ask that anyone who may have captured anything relevant on dashcam to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police at dorset.police.uk, by emailing 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210024214.

Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111.