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Cleveland Police has confirmed they very sad news that an eight-year-old boy involved in a collision in Hartlepool yesterday, Wednesday 26th October, has sadly died.

The collision took place just after 3pm on Stockton Road at the Burn Valley roundabout junction with York Road, and involved the boy and a Volkswagen Polo.

The boy was treated by paramedics at the scene and was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital, where he sadly passed away.

Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact PC Martin Tranmer from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 196376.

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