POLICE believe they have found the red Peugeot car involved in a dramatic hit and run accident at Farnborough on Sunday evening.

The car, which failed to stop after colliding with two women, was found abandoned in the town's Perring Avenue on Monday.

Now police are appealing for information from anyone who may have seen the car - reg. no. H531WHR - being driven recently.

The car has not had a registered owner since 1998, and prior to the accident had apparently been abandoned in Perring Avenue for about a month.

Sergeant Steve Wakeford, of Farnborough traffic police, said on Wednesday: "We are pretty confident this was the car involved in the accident.

"The car has substantial damage to its near side and front lights."

He added that the vehicle, found by a Rushmoor Council dustman, is now being examined by forensic experts.

The two victims, Kati Day and Zoe Baxter, were crossing Fernhill Road from the Alldays shop when they were struck by a red Peugeot car.

Kati, 22, suffered facial and head injuries, and a deep wound to the right leg. Zoe, 27, has a broken left leg and right foot.

According to six eyewitnesses the Peugeot driver didn't seem to react to hitting the pair, and drove on as if nothing had happened.

The two women, who both live in Perring Avenue, are being treated in Frimley Park Hospital. Their injuries are described as not life threatening.

Both they and their families are just thankful that they didn't follow their normal pattern and take their young children to the shop on Sunday evening.

Sergeant Wakeford said: "The accident is serious enough as it is, but it could have been even worse if the children had been there."

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the car in the past week or so is asked to contact Farnborough police traffic office on 0845 045 45 45.