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Source: United Kingdom Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police has arrested a man in connection with a fail-to-stop collision in Slough.

Shortly before 5.30pm yesterday (25/10) a white Ford Transit van travelling in Thirkleby Close, was involved in a collision with a pedestrian, an eight-year-old boy.

The driver of the van, got out of his vehicle and took the child to an adult on the pavement, before leaving the scene of the collision.

Emergency services attended and found the child had sustained serious leg injuries. He was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital where he remains in a serious condition, which is not believed to be life-threatening.

Investigating officer PC Faye Aspinall, of the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw the van travelling in the area shortly before the collision. We are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the collision and I am appealing to anyone who has any information, who has not already spoken to officers, to get in touch with us.

“We understand this incident has caused distress to those in the local community, particularly those who witnessed the collision, and, as a result, officers are carrying out additional patrols in the area. If you have any information which may assist us or would like to discuss any issues about the collision, please approach and speak to an officer.”

If you have any information about the collision please call the non-emergency number 101, quoting the reference 43200342769.

If you do not wish to speak to police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Notes to editors

A 46-year-old man from Slough was arrested yesterday (25/10) on suspicion of failing to stop at the scene of an injury collision, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence, driving with no insurance and causing serious injury by dangerous driving, and is currently in police custody.

HJ

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