A "waddling" man and woman are wanted for questioning after a dog knocked a woman into the path of a car.

The incident took place at 4.30pm on December 10, in Clay Hill Road, Basildon where a dog with legs mounted by mobility wheels forced a woman to fall into the road.

The 59-year-old was then struck by a black vehicle where she suffered a life-changing injury to her foot.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "The driver and passers-by stopped to check on the welfare of the woman whilst she awaited an ambulance, but the driver left the scene before police arrival.

"We would like to speak to the two people who were with the dog and are described to us as a woman of ‘Chinese’ appearance, in her 50s, with short dark hair dyed a blonde/orangey colour.

"She was wearing a Parka-style coat. She was in company of a white male, in his 50s and of a large build who walked with a distinctive gait described as a “waddle”.

"He had a beard and wore a woolly hat and a Parka-style coat."

Anyone who witnessed the incident, has dash cam footage or who can help police identify the people with the dog is asked to call 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/205949/20.

Police would also like the driver of the black car to contact them.

You can submit a report online at www.essex.police.uk or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or crimestoppers-uk.org.