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Bury schoolboy in critical condition after being hit by car

Police are appealing for witnesses after a schoolboy was involved in a collision with a car in Bury.

At around 10:55pm on Friday, a blue Toyota Aygo was driving along Bolton Road, Radcliffe as the 12-year-old was crossing the road.

The car hit the boy and he was later taken to hospital. His injuries are described as ‘potentially life threatening’.

No arrests have been made.

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Watch: Special constable given criminal record made 'split second' mistake

A special constable from Lancashire is calling for more protection and support for volunteer officers after he was convicted of dangerous driving for trying to protect a colleague.

Andrew Blades said he made a 'split second' mistake after using his police car to block a road as he tried to stop unlicensed bikers from running over his colleague. As a result he's lost his job as a driving instructor and been forced to resign from the force.

Mel Barham reports.

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