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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.


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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