POLICE are on the hunt for the driver of a red Ford Focus following a hit and run outside a Wollescote school this morning (Monday, September 12).

Four people were injured, including two young children – both aged three – and two women, while outside Hob Green Primary School, in Hob Green Road, at 9am.

They were all taken to Russells Hall Hospital for precautionary checks but officers say they are not seriously hurt.

Police enquiries are now on-going to find the person who was behind the wheel of the red Ford Focus C-Max when the pedestrians were struck.

Sergeant Ross Treacy, of Dudley Police, said: “This could have been much more serious and we are working hard to trace the driver.

“I want to hear from anyone who saw the crash or witnesses who may have seen the car in question leaving the scene after it happened.

“I would also appeal directly to the driver to do the right thing and come forward.”

Anyone who has information that could help police should call 101, or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A spokesman from the police said they are keen to stress the collision is not connected to the school.