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Boy, 3, dies after being struck by car

A three-year-old boy has died after being hit by a car in Bolton.

Police were called to reports of a collision between a black Renault Clio and a pedestrian on Ellesmere Road shortly before 5.30pm today,

The boy was taken to hospital suffering from head injuries and later died.

"This is a tragic turn of events that has resulted in a young boy losing his life. Our thoughts are with his family at this very difficult time.

"I'm urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact us as soon as possible."

– Sergeant Mark Thomas of GMP's serious collision investigation unit


Watch: Moment Bolton lad has X Factor judges in tears

This is the emotional moment Christian Burrows made X Factor judges - and thousands of people across the UK - cry.

After trying his luck with John Denver song Country Roads, Simon Cowell asks the 19-year old from Bolton to perform one of his own tracks.

With the emotional song being about his brother’s death, there’s not a dry eye in the house - with Simon branding Christian “very brave” for sharing the tune with them.

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