A MAN has been left with a broken wrist and a number of facial injuries following a suspected hit and run.

Jamie Morris, 23, was out with friends in Bolton town centre in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Mr Morris claimed that he was struck by a Fiat 500 car, close to the Kahiki Hideout bar, in Bradshawgate.

He said: “My mate said I went flying as high as the car, but the car just drove off.

“I’ve got a broken wrist. I’ve got cuts on my lips, my arms and my legs.

“My face has been all smashed up as well.

“I’m absolutely fuming.

“I can’t even sleep at night since it happened.”

Mr Morris claimed police investigating the incident have requested CCTV footage from nightclubs and bars in the vicinity to try and identify the registration plate of the car that hit him.

However he says he feels let down after apparently being told that the case was essentially on hold while the investigating officer is off work.

Mr Morris added: “I’m pretty disappointed on the police’s behalf that I have to wait for the officer to come back in on Wednesday.

“I’m pretty angry about it really. I just feel as if I’ve been hit and nothing’s being doing.

“It’s as if they’re not taking it seriously”.

Greater Manchester Police claimed that there had been a misunderstanding and assured Mr Morris that the investigation will not just stop.

Clarifying their position, they explained that while Mr Morris is unlikely to hear from the police until the relevant officer is back in, that does not mean that the case is not being worked on by other officers.

A spokesman for GMP said: “Enquiries are ongoing.”

Anyone with information about the incident can contact police on 101 or by using the Live Chat feature at www.gmp.police.uk, quoting log number 543 of 20/4/19.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.