Gardaí have appealed for the two female passengers and male driver of a car involved in a hit-and-run in Cork city to come forward.

A 12-year-old boy was struck by a silver BMW car that failed to stop as he was crossing Thomas Davis Street in Blackpool on Wednesday night.

He remains in a comfortable condition at Cork University Hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening.

A car believed to have been involved in the hit-and-run has been recovered by gardaí.

The silver BMW, fitted with Northern Ireland number plates, was found in the Shandon area of the city yesterday afternoon.

A forensic examination was carried out on the vehicle to identify the driver of the car.

Gardaí have appealed for the occupants of the car to contact Mayfield Garda Station on 021-4558510.