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Boy crash death: Cheshire Police confirms it is investigating

The fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the A5117 Credit: MEN Syndication

Officers from Cheshire Roads Policing team have confirmed they are investigating a fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the A5117 yesterday.

Officers were called just before 4pm to reports of a one vehicle collision on the A5117 Elton, near to Hapsford Services area.

The A5117 Credit: Google Maps

When police attended the scene they found that a dark blue Ford Focus had overturned on the carriageway.

A spokesperson said:

Paramedics attended the scene, and the driver of the vehicle, a 42-year-old man was taken to Aintree Hospital.

A 15-year-old boy who was a rear seat passenger was taken to Alder Hey Hospital.

Sadly the front seat passenger from the Focus, a 9 year-old boy from Manchester, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 640 of 31/7/2016.

– Cheshire Roads Policing team



Chester school latest to be evacuated in bomb scare

Blacon High School on Melbourne Road Credit: Google Maps

A school in Chester has been evacuated after receiving what police have called a 'hoax' call.

Officers attended Blacon High School on Melbourne Road investigating the call made to the school this morning. Shortly after 11.30am on Monday 23 May police attended the school to provide reassurance and a search was made of the premises by officers and staff.

We would like to reassure the community that this is a hoax call and following a search the children were allowed back in to continue their school day.

– Insp Andy Ross said:

A spokeswoman at Blacon High School confirmed that no exams had been disrupted by this morning's incident.

The news comes after two schools in Rochdale were evacuated in very similar circumstances this morning.

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