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11-year-old boy seriously injured in hit and run incident in Gorton

The incident happened on Hyde Road in the Debdale Park area of Gorton yesterday afternoon.

The Manc The Manc - 27th June 2022

An 11-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries after being involved in a hit-and-run incident in Gorton.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has confirmed that emergency services and an air ambulance were called to reports that an 11-year-old boy had been involved in a collision on Hyde Road in the Debdale Park area of Gorton at around 1:30pm yesterday (26 June).

The boy was found to have been hit by a car that failed to stop, and he was rushed to hospital and remains there with serious injuries.

Following the incident yesterday afternoon, Hyde Road was cordoned off by officers between Reddish Bridge and Laburnum Road, and bus services and traffic was subsequently diverted.

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Local residents have spoken out following the incident, with one telling the MEN that “something needs to be done about the way people drive on this road” as it’s “scary what can happen”, and another adding that “without a shadow of a doubt, it’s one dangerous road”.

Police are now appealing for anyone with information or any dashcam footage of the incident to come forward.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police told the MEN: “Investigators are appealing for information and dash cam footage following a fail to stop collision in Manchester.

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“At around 1.20pm on Sunday 26 June 2022, we received a report of a collision on Hyde Road in the Debdale Park area.

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“Officers attended and established that a vehicle had collided with a pedestrian and failed to stop at the scene and the pedestrian, an 11-year-old boy, has been taken to hospital with serious injuries.”

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They also confirmed that “enquiries are ongoing”.

Anyone with any information or dash cam footage of the incident should contact Greater Manchester Police on 0161 856 4741 quoting 1657 26/06/22, and information can also be shared anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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