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10 year old boy 'critical' after collision with Jeep.

The incident happened at 8pm on Saturday evening Credit: Google Images

A 10 year old boy has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after he collided with a 4X4.

The youngster had been riding a child's scooter when the incident happened in the Littlemoor area of Weymouth on Saturday evening.

Police say it happened at 8pm, on Louviers Road, 50 metres south east of its junction with Canberra Road.

"A burgundy coloured Jeep Grand Cherokee being driven along Louviers Road towards Canberra Road by a 53-year-old man from Weymouth was in collision with a 10-year-old boy from Littlemoor who was riding a scooter.

"The boy sustained severe head and internal injuries and the emergency services were called. The road was closed for several hours while police conducted an investigation."

– Chief Inspector Guy Shimmons, Dorset Police

The boy was flown to Southampton Hospital where his condition is described as critical.

Witnesses to the collision, or anyone with information about the driving or riding prior to the incident, should contact PC Graham of the Dorset Police traffic department on 101 quoting incident 372-23.

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Operation Dynamo anniversary service to be held

A service will take place today at the Allied Beach Memorial inDunkirk to mark the historic mission to rescue thousands of troops during the Second World War.

Veterans of Operation Dynamo - the code name for the mass evacuation of British, French and Belgian troops - will gather near the beach at Dunkirk to remember the harrowing events of 1940.

Later today the veterans will be joined by servicemen and women for a parade of military vehicles and bands through the streets of the French port town.

The commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the Dunkirk evacuations - one of the pivotal moments in the war - began in earnest on Thursday when around 50 "little ships", the small vessels responsible for saving so many men from the beaches, recreated their famous journey across the English Channel.

Veterans return to Dunkirk 75 years on Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Yesterday a handful of veterans gathered at the British Memorial at the Dunkirk Military Cemetery for a service of remembrance.

Leading the service, Royal Navy chaplain Gordon Warren said: "This Dunkirk war grave cemetery is designated by the French authorities as British soil, its silent stones witnessing to the thousands who were unable to be evacuated by the little ships."

The commemorations will continue tomorrow when a memorial plaque will be unveiled at the site of the MV Crested Eagle, a paddle steamer which was attacked and sank with 300 soldiers on board.

There will also be a commemorative service for the Association of Dunkirk Little Ships on the quayside in Dunkirk next to the little ships themselves.

In late May and early June of 1940, between 300,000 and 400,000 British, French and Belgian troops were evacuated from the beaches as they fled the relentless German advance towards the coast.

The daring rescue was an overwhelming success but there were also around 90,000 left dead, wounded or taken prisoner.

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