A 'hit-and-run' driver was chased through Elstead on foot after a crash in the village centre last Friday.

Two cars were involved in a collision on the B3001 Milford Road at around 5.40pm on December 22.

A police spokesperson confirmed three people "decamped" from one of the vehicles and fled the scene.

The driver of the other vehicle suffered neck and back injuries and was assessed and treated by an ambulance crew before being taken to hospital for further checks.

Surrey Police's enquiries are "ongoing".

One witness to the scene, a 53-year-old woman from Farnham, was driving along the main road through Elstead village centre at about 6pm when she saw a young man running "very fast" along the pavement, being pursued by an older man wearing a lanyard, who eventually gave up the chase.

"I then saw cars turning around ahead of me and realised there must have been some kind of accident that had blocked the road," she said, asking to remain anonymous.

"There was a jeep, with a wheel on the back, pulled diagonally across the road, blocking it, and some kind of dark shape by its front wheel. There were lots of people helping and bystanders, so I assumed the emergency services had been called and were on their way.

"One of the bystanders said there had been a hit and run – that a woman had been hit and the driver had fled the scene. The man who had given pursuit said he had photographs of the driver.

"There were people going into the chemist to see if they could get anything to help the victim. I do not know how badly injured she was.

"I left because I thought it would be more helpful if there were not too many cars in the road, potentially blocking access for the emergency services when they arrived – I hope they came soon.

"My thoughts are with the woman and her family. I hope she is okay."

Anyone with information can call the police on 101 or report online at https://www.surrey.police.uk/ro/report/