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Six year old girl in critical condition after collision in Royston

Police are investigating a collision between a car and a six year old girl in Royston.

It happened on Gower Way, at the junction with Leete Place, just after 6.20pm (Saturday 14 September).

A black Vauxhall Insignia was in collision with the girl, causing her to suffer serious injuries.

The girl was taken by air ambulance to hospital where she remains in a critical condition and her family are being supported by officers.

The driver of the Vauxhall, a man, remained at the scene and is helping officers with their enquiries.

“This is a very upsetting incident and our thoughts are with the little girl and her family at this time. We are currently working to piece together the events leading up to the collision and have already spoken to a number of people. However if you have not yet spoken to us but were there and witnessed what happened, saw the vehicle in the lead up to the collision or have any other information you think could prove useful, please get in touch.”

– PC Christopher Thompson

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