Stockport teenager in 'critical condition' after being hit by police car

The scene of the crash in Stockport. Credit: ITV News

A 15-year-old boy is in hospital in a critical condition after he was hit by a police car responding to an incident.In a statement, Greater Manchester Police said officers were on their way to reports of a 'domestic disturbance' when the tragic incident took place.The collision happened at around 9.30pm on Saturday night on Garners Lane in Stockport.

The boy was taken to hospital with a "serious head injury: where he remains in a "critical condition".An investigation is underway and the incident has been referred to both GMP's internal watchdog and the Independent Office for Police Conduct, which police have said is normal procedure.

Superintendent Marcus Noden, GMP’s divisional commander for Stockport, said: "This is a terribly sad incident and our thoughts are with the young boy and his loved ones, who are being offered support by our specially-trained officers during this distressing time."This is an incident that police officers wish to never occur, and support is also being offered to the officers involved in last night’s events."It is important that a thorough and independent investigation now takes place, and the IOPC will be leading with their enquiries into this incident; therefore it would be inappropriate for us to comment further at this time."

The Independent Office for Police Conduct have confirmed they are looking into the circumstances.

After being notified by Greater Manchester Police, we sent investigators to the scene and the police post-incident procedure to begin our enquiries and to start gathering evidence. Our thoughts are with the family and anyone else affected by this incident.

IOPC, Spokesperson

Police are asking anyone with any information about the collision to contact them on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 2808 of 26/12/2020.