A pensioner was hospitalised after he was allegedly struck by a car in a “hit and run” near a Wiltshire town centre.

The incident took place on Burlands Road in Chippenham, between 6.30pm and 6.50pm on Tuesday, November 21.

A pedestrian, a man in his 70s, was involved in a collision with a car during which he was allegedly knocked over and left in the road.

It is claimed the car, described as “potentially” being a silver hatchback, struck him before the driver left the scene without stopping to check on his condition.

The man was taken to hospital to be treated for injuries which were described as not life-threatening or life-changing.

At the time of writing, police say the driver has not made themselves known.

Officers are continuing to investigate the incident and have urged any witnesses to come forward.

A spokesperson for the force said: “We are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision involving a car and a pedestrian on Burlands Road, Chippenham.

“If you saw what happened please contact us on 101 quoting reference number 54230123540.”