Tees

Boy, 5, suffers head injury in Hartlepool hit-and-run

A five-year-old boy was injured when he was hit by a car which failed to stop on Teesside.

Cleveland Police said the child was knocked over by a silver Ford Fiesta in Sydenham Road, Hartlepool, just before 21:00 BST on Sunday.

The boy suffered a head injury and cuts and grazes. He was taken to North Tees Hospital where his condition was described as stable.

Officers are trying to trace the driver and have appealed for witnesses.

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