A person has come forward to speak to police after a pensioner was knocked down and seriously hurt in a Haydock street.

On Saturday, the ECHO reported how the 87-year-old woman was seriously injured after being hit by a car near Kenyons Lane South.

The emergency services were called out to Church Road, in Haydock, at 7.20am on Thursday, April 15 and the woman was taken to hospital.

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At the time, Merseyside Police said the car, described only as black, "did not stop at the scene."

But following an appeal for information, the driver of the vehicle has come forward, with witnesses confirming it was not a hit and run and that they did initially stop before the police had arrived.

In a statement, Merseyside Police today said: "Since our media appeal, the driver of the vehicle involved in the collision has contacted the police and provided their details.

"Witnesses have confirmed that the driver initially stopped at the scene, but had left when police arrived.

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"They are assisting with our enquiries, which are ongoing.

"The woman involved remains in a serious condition."