An  8-year-old boy has been  taken to hospital with life threatening injuries where he remains in a critical condition after being hit by a car in Ashton yesterday evening.

The young boy began to cross the road when he was struck by a black BMW on Ryecroft Street around 8.15.

A 33-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving otherwise in accordance with a driving licence and not having third party insurance in place.  He remains in custody for questioning.

Sergeant Matthew Picton of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said “This was a tragic incident which has left a young boy fighting for his life. Our thoughts are with him and his family during this difficult time.

“Our officers are working hard to find out more details about what happened during and after the collision.If you were on or around Ryecroft Street at the time of the incident and witnessed the collision or saw the car involved please contact police as soon as possible.

Any dash cam or CCTV footage of the incident could prove invaluable in our search for more information.”


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