POLICE are offering a £500 reward to track a hit-and-run driver who mowed down a child.

Nine-year-old Logan Dore was riding his scooter in Whitehawk Road, Brighton, on Sunday afternoon when a moped smashed into him.

The rider left Logan lying in the road and he was found covered in blood by his mother, Sarah Murray, who spoke to The Argus about the horrifying moment.

It was feared Logan might have suffered a fractured skull, but a CT scan revealed swelling of his brain.

He has since been discharged from the Royal Sussex County Hospital and is recovering at home.

The incident was captured on CCTV, in which Logan is seen being flung across the road and then into a parked car.

Chief Inspector Rachel Swinney, of Sussex Police, said: “This was a very distressing incident which has left a young child in hospital with significant injuries, and I am absolutely determined to trace whoever is responsible.

“We released the footage of the incident with the full support of the victim’s family, and we continue to offer our support to them.

“As part of our ongoing investigation, I am offering a £500 reward for information which leads to an arrest and conviction.

"Someone, somewhere, must know who is responsible, and I am urging anyone with any information to contact us.”

The Argus:

Logan Dore in hospital

The moped is believed to have been stolen.

It is silver and black or dark red, and is suspected to have been damaged from the impact.

The rider had a pillion passenger and was driving south at the time.

Anyone with information about the crash should call police on 101 quoting serial 502 of 16/09.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.