POLICE have released fresh images of a hit and run driver who left a child for dead.

Nine-year-old Logan Dore was mown down in Whitehawk Road, Brighton, last Sunday as he rode his scooter.

Logan was sent flying across the street and required treatment in hospital for swelling of the brain.

A 16-year-old boy from Brighton was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and released on conditional bail until October 17.

New CCTV images give a much clearer view of the rider and their pillion passenger in nearby Findon Road shortly before the crash.

The rider was wearing a black full face helmet, a dark coloured jacket, black trousers with a thick white stripe running vertically and black trainers.

The pillion passenger was wearing a silver full face helmet, a grey hoody with black sleeves, grey jogging bottoms, and black trainers with a white sole.

It is believed the moped, which is black and silver, was stolen.

It has a rear luggage box and is suspected to have been damaged by the impact.

Sussex Police have now also ramped up a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction, offering £1,000 – double the initial £500.

Chief Inspector Rachel Swinney said: “I am extremely grateful to everyone who has assisted in our investigation so far, however I’m still appealing for anyone with any information to come forward.

“Do you recognise either the rider or the pillion passenger, or have you seen this moped in the local area? Alternatively, have you received any information about who was riding the moped?

“This was a very distressing incident which left a young child with significant injuries, and I remain determined to trace whoever is responsible.”

Logan is still recovering but has been discharged from the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

He was found covered in blood by his sister who alerted their mother Sarah Budd, 41.

Sarah spoke to The Argus about the horrifying ordeal.

She said at the time: “I will never forget the screams from my daughter who witnessed it from her bedroom window or my nephew as he ran to tell me.

“Seeing my baby’s legs from under the car and his shoes and sweets scattered in the road will haunt me always.”

Anyone with information about the crash should call police on 101 or go to sussex.police.uk quoting Operation Par.

You can also report to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.