The wicked act took place on Saturday 10 April at around 2.20pm emergency services were called to Manchester Road to reports of a collision between a purple Ocado van and a 12-year-old boy riding a scooter.
The boy sustained sight leg injuries and was taken to hospital as a precaution and kept overnight.
The driver of the van failed to stop and enquiries are ongoing to identify the vehicle and driver.
Witness accounts suggest that the driver was white, male, 40-50 years old with short dark/grey hair.
If you saw the incident or were passing and captured any dashcam or CCTV, contact police via email firstname.lastname@example.org, @MerPolCC on Twitter or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with reference 21000227693.