A 17-month-old boy was killed last night after being hit by a car on the car park of the Ibis Hotel in Salford on Trafford Road.

Officers from the GMP Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

However, say police, at this time it is believed that this was a tragic accident and that there are no suspicious circumstances.

Police Sergeant Brian Orr of the GMP Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “This was a heart-breaking incident involving a young boy which has understandably left his family distraught and the thoughts of everyone in the SCIU are with them at this terrible time.

“At the moment this appears to have been a truly tragic accident and not a suspicious incident; however we have launched an investigation to establish a full understanding of exactly what happened.

“I would ask that anybody who witnessed the collision to please contact police.”

Anybody with information should contact the SCIU on 0161 856 4741 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111

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