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Two-year-old girl 'critical' after being hit by 4x4 in Whitby

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A two-year-old girl is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a 4x4 in Whitby.

The toddler was airlifted to James Cook Hospital after the collision with a black 4x4 in Lockton Road at 6.15pm Lockton Road yesterday.

North Yorkshire Police say specially trained officers are supporting the family.

They want to speak to anyone who saw the car or the girl, who was wearing pink and purple trousers and a white coat with pink and purple flowers and an insect print, before the incident.

Call police on 101.


Woman rescued by lifeboat crew at Whitby

Whitby RNLI volunteers have rescued a woman who fell from the quayside into the harbour. She was injured during the fall and was helped from the water by members of the public.

The inshore lifeboat (ILB) was launched, the crew stabilised her at the location. She was then transferred by the ILB to Tate Hill beach where the Yorkshire Air Ambulance landed and took her to James Cook hospital.

A crew member brings in the rescue helicopter Credit: RNLI

"The crew responded quickly to reach the casualty, they then worked together to transfer her safely to the air ambulance which was waiting nearby. Once the helicopter had left the scene the ILB returned to the station and was made ready for service."

– Whitby RNLI mechanic Richard Dowson

Public consultation meeting to discuss closure of North Yorkshire middle school

The first of two public consultation meetings to discuss plans to close North Yorkshire's last remaining middle school takes place tonight.

Eskdale School Credit: ITV News

Campaigners fighting to save Eskdale School in Whitby have already handed a 5,000 signature strong petition to the council. Officials want to merge it with a larger secondary school in the town.

The meetings will be held tonight (Monday 14 March) and tomorrow (Tuesday 15 March) at 6.30pm, at Whitby Pavilion.

The council says it is an opportunity for parents to learn more about the proposal to merge leadership and governance of Eskdale School with Caedmon College, to ask questions, and provide views.

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