Teenage cyclist critical after being hit by car

A schoolboy is critically ill in hospital after being hit by a car in Nottinghamshire.

The 14-year-old was airlifted to Queen's Medical Centre with life-threatening injuries after the accident which happened on the A617 in Sutton-in-Ashfield.

Police were called to the scene around 1.30pm and say the 72-year-old driver was left shaken but unharmed.

The road is expected to remain closed in both directions for a number of hours between the A60 and Hamilton Road while police conduct their enquiries.