Ethan Owens dies a week after being hit by car

Marina Way in Hartlepool Image copyright Google
Image caption Ethan was hit by a car in Marina Way, Hartlepool

A nine-year-old boy has died in hospital a week after he was hit by a car.

Ethan Owens was taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough after the incident on Marina Way, Hartlepool, on 27 February.

Cleveland Police said "our thoughts and sympathy are with Ethan's family and friends at this extremely difficult time".

The force said it was still appealing for witnesses.

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