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Boy injured after being struck by car in Inverness

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A four-year-old boy has been seriously injured in an apparent hit and run in Inverness.

The driver of the black car did not stop at the scene of the collision which happened at about 19:47 on Tuesday in Springfield Gardens.

The boy was taken to Raigmore Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries, said police.

Police Scotland said a 33-year-old man has been detained and was assisting officers with their inquiries.

One witness said the boy had been with his brother when he was hit and knocked several metres down the road by the impact.

Information has been sought on a black Ford Focus seen in the area at the time of the incident.

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