WITNESSES are being urged to come forward after a 76-year-old man was hit by a taxi near the exit to the Birkenhead Tunnel in Liverpool.

Emergency services were called at around 3pm to William Brown Street on Monday, January 21 following reports that a pedestrian had been involved in a collision with a black Hackney cab

The taxi was originally stopped but the driver stated that they had a fare and drove away without giving any details to officers.

The pedestrian, a 76-year-old man, was assisted by a member of public who took him to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital where he was kept in for surgery.

Witnesses are being urged to contact Merseyside Police Roads Policing department on 0151 777 5747 or contact Merseyside Police on social media at @MerPolCC.