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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

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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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Police appeal after woman robbed in Bolton

Newport Street in Bolton Credit: Google Maps

Police investigating a robbery in Bolton town centre are appealing for further witnesses.

At around 10pm on Sunday August 14, police were called to reports of a robbery on Newport Street.

A 33-year-old woman was walking through Bolton town centre when she was approached by a group of men who kicked her to the floor and took her handbag and mobile phone.

Jake Chadwick, 19, of Pool Street, Bolton and one 17-year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons were charged with robbery and have been remanded to custody.

Shortly after the incident, officers responding to the robbery spoke to a group of people on Le Mans Crescent who may have witnessed the robbery.

Detective Constable Stuart Round of GMP’s Bolton borough, said:

I am appealing to a group of people who spoke to officers responding the robbery as they may have witnessed the incident.

Someone in that group could have vital information that could help our investigation.

We have also found a ladies shoe that we believe belongs to a person in that group so we would like to reunite it with its owner.

If you spoke to police responding to the robbery on the evening of Sunday, August 14, and have lost or dropped a shoe, please get in touch with police.

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 5619 or 101 quoting 2662 of 14/08/16 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

– Detective Constable Stuart Round of GMP’s Bolton borough

Man charged with sexually assaulting boy in cinema toilet

The boy was assaulted in the toilets of this cinema in Bolton Credit: Google Maps

A man has been charged after a boy was sexually assaulted in a cinema toilet in Bolton.

Brian Hill, 78, of Lee Lane, Horwich has been charged with sexual assault and bailed to appear before Bolton Magistrates Court on September 20.

The news comes after a 14-year-old boy was sexually assaulted in the toilets at Middlebrook Vue Cinema in Horwich in March.

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