Greater Manchester Police have confirmed the tragic news that a three-year-old boy has died after a collision with a tractor on a farm in the Tottington area of Bury.

Officers investigating the death have said the boy aged three was run over by a tractor on a farm in Bury.

Police and paramedics were called to the scene after an ambulance was flagged down by a vehicle carrying the seriously injured child on Rochdale Old Road.

Tragically the boy was pronounced dead before he could be taken to hospital, despite attempts by specialist medics who attended the scene.

Police have confirmed the driver of the tractor is helping police with enquiries and a crime scene remains in place at the farm while Bury CID work to establish the cause of the incident.

Chief Inspector Ian Partington, of Greater Manchester Police said: “This is a heart-breaking incident that has seen a young boy tragically lose his life and my thoughts go out to his family and loved ones who will be utterly devastated by today’s events.

“Despite his family flagging down an ambulance while driving him towards hospital quickly as they could, the boy sadly could not be saved after the best efforts of paramedics; I can’t imagine how distressing this was for those involved.

“We are working to ensure that a full investigation is carried out, and the farmland where we understand this incident to have occurred remains cordoned off to allow our investigators and partners from the HSE to conduct thorough enquiries to establish exactly what has occurred here.”