A young boy was injured in a suspected hit-and-run in Co Offaly.

The boy was knocked from his bicycle in a collision near the swimming pool in Birr yesterday evening.

Gardaí said the car, possibly a silver or white saloon, failed to stop following the collision, which occurred between 7.45pm and 8.15pm, and continued in the direction of Scurragh.

The boy received minor injuries but did not require hospital treatment.

Gardaí have appealed to any witnesses or anyone who may have dash cam footage from the area around that time to contact Birr Garda Station on 057-9169710.