Boy critically injured in crash in Tameside

An eight-year-old boy is critically ill after he was hit by a car in Tameside.

Greater Manchester Police said the incident took place shortly after 1820 BST on Wednesday in Katherine Street, Ashton-Under-Lyne.

A police spokesman said the boy had been knocked down by a Vauxhall Corsa. He is being treated in the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

Officers have appealed for witnesses to the incident to contact them.

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