Horrendous hit-and-run leaves Hatfield man needing facial surgery

PUBLISHED: 09:43 10 November 2016 | UPDATED: 09:43 10 November 2016

Marc Stamp after the crash

Marc Stamp after the crash

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A Hatfield man needed surgery after a horror hit-and-run left him and two others bloodied and unconscious.

The car following the crashThe car following the crash

Marc Stamp, 28, and two friends were driving back to Hatfield from Chelmsford in the early hours of October 31, when their car was in collision with a blue Vauxhall Astra, which later emerged to be stolen.

Lemsford Road resident Marc took the full blow in the front passenger seat, which knocked him unconscious and broke his nose, cheekbone and eye socket.

He also needed surgery to repair deep facial cuts, while one friend broke his back and both ankles, and the other sustained a broken wrist, severe bruising and kidney damage.

A police spokesman said the other car’s occupants fled following the “horrendous” collision, and Marc’s sister, Lyndsey Ducket, said it was “infuriating” to think they might escape justice.

“They ran past the driver who was conscious during the whole thing,” she said.

“That’s the scary thing. They have seen the driver is okay, but they have potentially left my brother and his friend for dead.

“The car was just in a horrendous state.”

She added: “When you walk away when you have potentially killed someone, that takes it to a whole other level.

“None of us as a family can get over that. We are absolutely livid.”

Mrs Ducket said Marc, a travel agent at Thomson in WGC, was woken up by his friend “screaming”, before the group were taken to Broomfield Hospital by ambulance.

The mother-of-three pleaded for anyone with information to come forward, adding it was “the only thing spurring Marc on”.

An Essex Police spokesman confirmed the blue Astra had been stolen during a burglary in Chelmsford that evening.

He added enquiries were ongoing and urged anyone with information on the Three Mile Hill (A414) crash to call 101.

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