Stoke & Staffordshire

Boy, 12, hit by police car in Stoke-on-Trent

A 12-year-old schoolboy has been hit by a police car in Stoke-on-Trent.

The accident happened on Thornley Road in Stanfields, Tustall, at around 19:30 GMT on Tuesday.

Staffordshire Police said the car was on its way to an incident, but has not revealed whether blue lights were being used.

The boy was taken to hospital, but has now been discharged and is recovering at home. Any witnesses have been asked to contact the police.

Ch Insp Adrian Roberts said: "The safety and well-being of the boy is our top priority and his family are being offered our full support."

An investigation into the accident is now under way.

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