Police appeal after 8-year-old boy left ‘seriously injured’ following collision in Rusholme

A 29-year-old man was arrested at the scene.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 3rd November 2022

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is appealing for information and witnesses after a young boy was left “seriously injured” following a collision in Rusholme.

With an investigation currently underway, the police force has issued a public appeal after officers were called to a collision outside the Manchester Academy on Moss Lane East in the Rusholme area at 8:11pm last night (Wednesday 2 November 2022), and discovered that a child had sustained head injuries.

The child, an eight-year-old boy, received head injuries after a Mercedes GLC collided with him, and he was taken to hospital promptly after.

He remains in a serious but stable condition, GMP has confirmed.

The driver, a 29-year-old man, was arrested at the scene.


He was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury through careless driving, but has since been released under investigation. 

Issuing the public appeal, Police Constable Simon Venguedasalon – of GMPs Serious Collision Investigation Unit – explained: “A young boy was seriously injured last night and we need to establish the full circumstances surrounding the collision.


“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident, or anyone who may have CCTV or dashcam footage, to please contact us at your earliest opportunity.”

Police appeal after 8-year-old boy left ‘seriously injured’ following collision in Rusholme / Credit: Google Maps

Anyone with any information they believe could assist with ongoing investigations should contact GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting log number 3126 of the 2 November 2022.

Alternatively, you can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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