Hunt for wall crash driver

A garden wall was knocked down by a car in Christchurch Road, Tring on Sunday, January 18
A garden wall was knocked down by a car in Christchurch Road, Tring on Sunday, January 18

An out-of-control motorist is being hunted by police after they careered into a garden wall and drove off.

Herts police officers were called out to the address in Christchurch Road, Tring, at 8.37am on Sunday morning after reports of a silverhatchback failing to stop at the scene of a collision.

Herts police spokesman Sarah Spence said: “It was reported at 8.37am on Sunday as a collision in Christchurch Road, Tring, involving a silver Hatchback which failed to stop at the scene.

“The vehicle collided with the wall before the driver drove off. Officers attended to search the area however, the vehicle was not traced.”

Geoff Warby, who lives in a flat above the Londis corner shop opposite the wall that was destroyed, was in bed when he heard a loud noise.

He said: “I was in bed having a lie in and I heard this great big bang. I went into the living room, looked out of the window and saw the bricks all over the pavement.

“I didn’t see anyone driving off, but I think they might have been coming up the hill, lost control and hit the wall.”

Residents later discussed the incident on the town’s Everything Tring Facebook page, with one saying: “Any decent person would realise that they had made a mistake, and a mistake I am sure it is, and would pull over, take responsibility for their actions and knock on the door of the house to make the owner aware.”

Herts police urged anyone with information on the incident to call 101 quoting reference number ISR 149 of January 18.