Witness appeal after boy knocked down in Kettering

Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident
Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident

A boy remains in a serious but stable condition after an accident in Stamford Road, Kettering, on Friday morning.

Officers are re-appealing for witnesses following the serious accident, which took place at 8.45am.

A dark blue Renault Scenic travelling towards Kettering town centre was in collision with the seven-year-old boy.

The boy, who is a pupil at Buccleuch Academy in Kettering, was taken to Kettering General Hospital and transferred to Birmingham Children’s Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

A police spokesman said: “A seven-year-old boy remains in a serious but stable condition in Birmingham Children’s Hospital after being in collision with a dark blue Renault Scenic car which was travelling towards Kettering town centre.

“The collision happened at 8.45am and police are keen for independent witnesses to come forward.”

Police were called to the scene and closed off a section of the road heading out to Stamford, forcing drivers to find alternative routes.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the accident, which took place near to the junction with Laburnum Crescent.

Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call the Collision Investigation Team on 101 or the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.