A MAN has suffered a suspected broken leg after a hit-and-run in a town centre.

West Yorkshire Police was called by the ambulance service to a collision on Market Street, in Heckmondwike, near its junction with Westgate (A638) at around 1.33pm.

It was just outside the Bargain Crazy shop.

A 53-year-old man was struck by a light-coloured car, and the vehicle failed to stop at the scene, according to a West Yorkshire Police spokesperson.

The man sustained a suspected fracture to his leg and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary (LGI).

Officers shut Market Street for just under an hour and it reopened at around 2.22pm.

There was heavy traffic in the area due to the closure, according to the AA's traffic page.

Police spoke to witnesses at the scene but are appealing for anyone who saw the incident, or who may know the identity of the car or its driver, to get in touch immediately.

If you can help, you should ring 101, or use the contact options on the West Yorkshire Police website.

You should quote log number: 739 of Friday, July 3.

West Yorkshire Police has been contacted for a comment.