A driver who “deliberately” targeted pedestrians put an 11-year-old girl in hospital.

Police detectives are investigating an attempted case of grievous bodily harm in which a suspect drove a car hitting two members of the public, in Harrow.

Officers were called at 1.54pm on September 4 to the incident in The Mall in which an 11-year-old girl and a man in his mid-20s was injured.

The girl was taken to hospital; her condition was not life-threatening. The man was treated for minor injuries.

The driver of the silver Mercedes did not stop at the scene.

Police said they believe the suspect “deliberately targeted” the pedestrians.

PC Kimberley Pawson, from Brent CID, said: “Our investigation so far has led us to believe that the suspect deliberately drove his car and mounted the pavement hitting and injuring two innocent pedestrians.

"We would like to hear from anyone who might have been walking or driving nearby and may have seen something.

“Maybe a neighbour or someone you know has damage to their Mercedes and are being vague about the reason for the damage; or maybe you work in a garage and have recently repaired a silver Mercedes with some unusual damage. If you have any information, please call us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Brent CID on 020 8733 3747 or 101. Alternatively tweet @MetCC quoting ref: CAD 3833/4Sep or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.