Police search for injured man who was hit by vehicle

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A man who was knocked over during a late night crash has gone missing.

Police are searching for the injured man who was struck by a vehicle at around 11pm yesterday (Sunday) on the A650, near to Healy Croft Lane, in East Ardsley.

Officers believe he was hit by a vehicle, but when people stopped to help him he became agitated and got up and staggered off into fields.

Acting sergeant Chris Dibbs said: “We are asking for this man to come forward, or anyone who knows him, as we are very concerned for his welfare.

“We have carried out extensive searches of the area but no trace of the man has been found. When members of the public tried to help him at the scene of the collision, he became aggressive - this is a classic symptom of head trauma and it’s believed he had a head injury which is why we are so concerned for his welfare.”

The man is believed to be in his mid 30s.

He is of medium build and has short dark cropped hair. He was wearing dark jeans and a long sleeved top.

Anyone with any information should contact Morley neighbourhood police team on 101 or to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.