Mother turns detective to track down CCTV of her daughter’s hit-and-run crash

A determined mother was forced to become her own detective and track down CCTV footage of her daughter’s hit-and-run after police did nothing for a week.

Gail Thompson was shocked when her daughter, Amber Carter-Thompson, 28, ended up in hospital with a broken tibia after a minicab driver crashed into her and drove off. 

Ms Carter-Thompson, from Sevenoaks, Kent, was crossing Wellingborough Road in Northampton at about 11pm when the driver knocked into her.

Amber Carter-Thompson, 28, was hit by a minicab which drove off after the crash, leaving her with a broken leg

Amber Carter-Thompson, 28, was hit by a minicab which drove off after the crash, leaving her with a broken leg

Her mother, Gail Thompson, was forced to take matters into her own hands and track down CCTV footage of the crash when police didn't do anything for a week

Her mother, Gail Thompson, was forced to take matters into her own hands and track down CCTV footage of the crash when police didn't do anything for a week

Amber Carter-Thompson (left), 28, was hit by a minicab which drove off after the crash, leaving her with a broken leg. Her mother, Gail Thompson (right), was forced to take matters into her own hands and track down CCTV footage of the crash when police didn’t do anything for a week

Gail Thompson took to Facebook to appeal to anyone who may have seen the crash and have information that might help to catch the hit-and-run driver

Gail Thompson took to Facebook to appeal to anyone who may have seen the crash and have information that might help to catch the hit-and-run driver

Gail Thompson took to Facebook to appeal to anyone who may have seen the crash and have information that might help to catch the hit-and-run driver

She was taken to hospital in an ambulance, where police told her she could expect a phone call from them in the next couple of days. 

When they didn’t call, her mother decided to take matters into her own hands and track down CCTV footage of the hit-and-run to catch the offender.

She told the BBC that ‘within the space of six hours we got CCTV of it happening’ and that it was ‘fairly disheartening’ that the police hadn’t offered more help. 

She said: ‘You want answers but you don’t want to hinder any investigation, but to hear that they hadn’t contacted the shops for CCTV in over a week, as I was told they would, was fairly disheartening.’ 

Ms Carter-Thompson, from Sevenoaks, Kent, was crossing Wellingborough Road in Northampton (pictured) at about 11pm when the driver knocked into her

Ms Carter-Thompson, from Sevenoaks, Kent, was crossing Wellingborough Road in Northampton (pictured) at about 11pm when the driver knocked into her

Ms Carter-Thompson, from Sevenoaks, Kent, was crossing Wellingborough Road in Northampton (pictured) at about 11pm when the driver knocked into her

In a post on Facebook her mother pleaded with anyone in the area who may have seen the crash. 

She said: ‘Did anyone on the Wellingborough Road, Northampton, at about 10pm on Friday night see a minicab hit my daughter and drive off? 

‘She’s now in hospital with a fractured tibia and has to have an operation to set it. 

‘Please share and catch this scumbag.’

Northamptonshire police are yet to comment. 

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