A FORMER firefighter has recalled the shocking moment he locked eyes with the driver of a car as it hurtled towards him during a hit and run near Stockbridge.

Jesse Johns, 33, was hospitalised after being run over by the thieves who attempted to steal his van outside Longstock Village Hall on Saturday evening.

Moments earlier, he had found the driver and his accomplice stealing his tools, before they fled in the car they used to knock Jesse down.

Police are now appealing for the public’s help to trace the driver of a blue Ford Galaxy with the car registration AF02 ACU.

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