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Matthew Hayes: Boy killed in bus collision named

The accident scene
Image caption Matthew Hayes was struck in Ryhope Street South

A 12-year-old boy who died when he was struck by a bus in Sunderland has been named.

Matthew Hayes, of Moorside, was hit in Ryhope Street South, near the Asda supermarket, at 15:25 GMT on Friday.

Emergency services attended, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ch Insp George Maratty said: "This is a deeply tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the boy who died." Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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