A 12-YEAR-OLD girl has been left 'traumatised' after an alleged hit and run incident left her needing dental surgery.

Sara Bibi was hit by a car while she was walking home from Essa Academy on Tuesday, February 27.

According to her mother Zaina, the driver did not stop after the incident, leaving Sara with broken teeth and bruises and cuts all over her face.

Ms Bibi, aged 31, said Sara's friends helped the injured girl to her feet and into a nearby house, where an ambulance was called before she was taken to the Royal Bolton Hospital.

Ms Bibi, of Dunbar Drive, Great Lever, said: "She has got a lot of facial injuries. All her teeth have been broken and she has had to have several rounds of surgery.

"My daughter is so traumatised. She does not want to go back to school.

"It is her first year there and she has already missed more than a week of education."

Sara has had several trips to Blackburn for dental surgery and still has more to come.

She has been off school since the incident and will remain so for at least several more weeks.

Ms Bibi said the incident had affected the whole family, including Sara's six-year-old brother Subhan.

She said: "Her little brother has been screaming in the morning because he did not want to go to school. He wanted to stay with his sister."

Ms Bibi has also been critical of what she describes as the lack of progress made by police.

A spokesman from Greater Manchester Police said the driver had returned to the scene 'within the hour' and that inquiries were ongoing.

The North West Ambulance Service confirmed that paramedics had been called out to Lever Edge Lane at about 4pm on February 27, after a report of a pedestrian being hit by a car.