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Police appeal after boy hit by car

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 12 year-old boy was hit by a car in Maidstone.

The collision occurred at around 5:20pm on 14 January in Northumberland Road, at the junction with Cumberland Avenue, opposite the church.

A silver Mercedes is reported to have struck the boy. The driver got out and asked him if he was ok. The boy said he was and the driver left.

However, the boy later required hospital treatment for serious bruising to his legs and chest.

Officers have been conducting a number of enquiries in the area, and say they are keen to speak to any witnesses, and for the unidentified driver to make contact.

Anyone with any information is asked to call PC Shelly Hall at Kent Police, by calling 101.

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