French exchange student, 12, hit by car in Dartford

A 12-year-old French exchange student is in a critical condition after he was struck by a car in Dartford.

Kent Police said the boy was involved in an accident on the A226 at West Hill at 1735 BST on Saturday.

He was flown by Kent Air Ambulance to the Royal London Hospital, where his condition was described as critical but stable.

The driver of the car, a white Mini Cooper, stopped at the scene. There have been no arrests.

Pc David Jeeves, of Kent Police, appealed for witnesses to come forward.