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Boy, 8, dies after Birmingham bus crash

Wilton Road, Erdington, Birmingham Image copyright Google
Image caption The boy was taken to Birmingham's Children's Hospital, where he died

An eight-year-old boy has died after he was struck by a bus.

The child was cycling along Wilton Road near Sutton New Road in Erdington, Birmingham, when he was hit at 15:15 BST on Monday.

He was taken to the city's Children's Hospital, where he later died.

The bus driver was spoken to at the scene by police, who appealed for witnesses to the crash on the "really busy road" to contact them.

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PC Chris Ridge said: "The road is a really busy road and we are sure that there are a number of witnesses who have not yet come forward.

"I am directly appealing to them to get in touch so we can continue to establish the circumstances that surrounded yesterday's tragic events."

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