POLICE are working to identify the driver of a car involved in a hit and run in Wombwell last night in which a man and his dog were run over.

The incident happened around 7.10pm when the black vehicle hit a 40-year-old man, who had been walking along Barnsley Road near Aldham House Lane.

The victim was taken to hospital while the dog ran off from the scene. It was found this morning after WAB shared the story on Facebook.

A police spokesperson added: "The driver left the area following the collision and enquiries remain ongoing to identify the driver.

"If you saw or heard anything suspicious, please call 101 quoting incident number 960 of October 10 2017."