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A nine-year-old boy who suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car in Hartlepool has sadly died.

Ethan Owens was rushed to the James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough after the incident on Marina Way, at around 5:45pm on Monday 27, February.

Cleveland Police said: “Our thoughts and sympathy are with Ethan’s family and friends at this extremely difficult time.”

Police are still investigating the circumstances of the collision and would like any witnesses who have not yet spoken to them to come forward.

Officers believe the Ethan was with several other young boys and girls at the time of the collision.

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