A mum has spoken of her horror after her nine-year-old son was knocked down in a hit-and-run three days before Christmas.

Donna Williams said the ordeal has left her son screaming in pain and ruined her family's Christmas.

Leyton-James was outside his house on Hillson Drive, Fareham, with his older brother Dayne, 23, when he was hit by a vehicle – believed to be a grey Vauxhall Corsa – on Friday afternoon.

The driver failed to stop, leaving Leyton-James on the roadside with a broken ankle, bruising down his leg, and a black eye.

Donna, 41, said news of the crash left her "panicking and unable to breath".

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Daily Echo: Leyton-James' injuriesLeyton-James' injuries (Image: Donna Williams)

She told the Echo: “I was at work five minutes away and got a call to say what had happened, I just abandoned what I was doing and got there straight away.

“I was in hysterics, I was panicking and unable to breathe, I just couldn’t believe what had happened.”

Leyton-James was taken to hospital in an ambulance where he was diagnosed with a broken ankle.

He has since been wearing a protective boot and is walking on crutches while he recovers.

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“Our Christmas was ruined,” said Donna.

“He’d got an electric scooter for Christmas and now he can’t play on that or see his friends.

“Sometimes he screams in pain and doesn’t like having his boot taken off at night as he doesn’t like to see the bruising.”

Daily Echo: Leyton-James Williams also suffered bruising to his faceLeyton-James Williams also suffered bruising to his face (Image: Donna Williams)

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Following the incident, Donna has called on the driver of the vehicle that hit her son to come forward.

She said: “How anyone can do this – especially to a child – and not stop is beyond me, it’s basically a hit and run.

“I must say that the paramedics and hospital staff were wonderful – as was Shannon Leathley, a lovely lady who was one of the first on the scene, but I’ve not heard from the police since Christmas Eve.

Daily Echo: Leyton-James' broken ankleLeyton-James' broken ankle (Image: Donna Williams)

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Daily Echo: Leyton-James has been wearing a protective boot since the crashLeyton-James has been wearing a protective boot since the crash (Image: Donna Williams)

“They said that if we didn’t hear from them on Boxing Day, we wouldn’t hear anything until January 2. Apparently a bus was in the area at the time and they’re hoping to get the camera footage from that.

“It’s a scary thing for a nine-year-old to go through and I just wish the person responsible will be caught.”

Anyone who saw the incident just after 12.20pm on Friday, December 22 is asked to call 101 quoting reference 44230521766.