A GRANDMOTHER has been left unable to move after a “hit and run” at a shopping centre.

The woman, 85, was badly bruised and injured after being mown down during the incident in Eastgate Shopping Centre, Basildon.

Essex Police officers are now investigating after the woman was left unable to move.

A number of kind passersby rushed to her aid in the centre after she was hit by the man on the scooter.

The woman’s family is now appealing for witnesses to come forward immediately.

Her grand-daughter said her nan has been left in a lot of pain after the incident.

She said her grandparent’s ankle was left black and severely bruised and badly cut during the crash.

She said: “It happened near the cafe in the middle of the centre near the Pandora shop.

“She was run over and knocked down by a man on the mobility scooter.

“It happened in the centre where the CCTV cameras are not working properly so we can’t see who it was that has done this to my nan.

“After he hit my nan he just drove off, without stopping at all.

“This man has left my nan with blood pouring out from everywhere.

“She has also been left unable to walk or move properly and it is now weeks on.

“Any information would be gratefully recieved as now police are involved.

“There were some people who helped my nan during the incident and we want to say a big ‘thank you’ to them all.

“One of the surgery guards at the shopping centre said people using mobility scooters like this are meant to stick to about four mph when in the shopping centre.

“I think they need to put signs up in the centre to let people know about this limit.”

She has also appealed for witnesses on social media and said there has been a huge community response with residents sending lots of well wishes to her nan.

Eastgate centre manager, Ian Clark, confirmed: “There was an incident involving a mobility scooter on the lower mall of the centre, where a customer was injured.

“Our security team promptly administered first aid and called for an ambulance to help the woman.

“The police were informed of the incident and we are assisting them.”

Anyone with any information about the incident should call Essex Police on 101.