Police are looking to trace anyone who was in the Chindits Lane area of Warley this morning, Saturday December 21, and saw an incident in which a man was injured.
A 40-year-old man was struck by a car in the car park near DW Fitness First shortly before 5.30am.
He suffered an injury to his hand.
The car involved was described as a dark coloured coupe, similar to a BMW.
Police would like to speak to anyone who saw what happened. They are also trying to trace a taxi driver who was in the area at the time and may have information that could help with enquiries.
Call Loughton CID on 101 quoting reference 42/200615/19.
Alternatively, contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org