AN APPEAL has been launched for witnesses to come forward after a car failed to stop following a Hampshire crash.

A silver Ford Fiesta failed to stop following a crash in Portsmouth on Saturday evening.

Police rushed to the scene after being called just before 6pm after the crash, which involved a red MG and the Fiesta at Goldsmith Avenue, Southsea.

Despite initially looking as if it was going to stop, the Fiesta then drove away down Winter Road.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said: "Officers investigating the collision are keen to locate the man who was driving the Ford, and are urging him to contact us.

"They also want to speak with anyone who witnessed the collision and could help identify the driver, or who may have noticed a Fiesta parked near their home that has sustained damage since Saturday night.

"Anyone with information can call 101, quoting the reference 44200173685. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."