Man charged after five-year-old boy is hit by car in Salford

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A man has been charged after the car he was driving left a five-year-old boy fighting for his life in Salford. 

The young boy was left in a critical condition following the incident, which took place on Stern Avenue, in Ordsall, at around 7pm on Saturday.

The boy was immediately taken to hospital where he remains in a life-threatening condition.

Gavin Higgins, of no fixed address, has been charged with driving without insurance, driving otherwise than in accordance with a license and aggravated vehicle taking.

He is due to appear in court on October 23.

The car involved in the incident was a grey Kia Cee’d.

Mr Higgins is reported to have stopped at the scene.

Police Constable Suzanne Keenan of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “This is a tragic incident that has left a young boy in a critical condition in hospital, and our thoughts are with his family and we have specially-trained officers supporting them.

“If you saw what happened, or were driving in the area and have dash-cam footage, I would urge you to get in touch with officers.”

Greater Manchester Police launched an investigation and continue to appeal for any witnesses or anyone with further information to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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