A 'hit and run' on the Penryn bypass this morning has left a local man with "significant injuries."

The A39 has just reopened after being closed for more than eight hours, following the incident near Asda in the early hours.

Falmouth Packet:

Police investigators at the scene

Police say a 41-year-old man was "struck at speed" and his injuries were significant, but have given no further details of his condition at this time.

A spokesperson said: "At 4.21am this morning, Saturday, April 14, Devon and Cornwall Police were informed of a hit and run road traffic collision that had just occurred on the A39 near Asda Stores (Kernick Road Industrial Estate), Penryn.

Falmouth Packet:

The Hill Head end of the bypass, which is empty of traffic as police continue investigations

"A 41 year old local man had been struck at speed and sustained significant injuries, but the vehicle that hit him had not remained at the scene."

Due to the amount of debris left at the scene, it is thought that the vehicle involved will have significant front end damage.

The spokesperson added: "It is thought most likely to be a German made car, metallic blue in colour."

Anybody with information about the location of the vehicle now or its driver, who could also be injured, is urged to phone police on 101, quoting log number 142 of 14/04/18.