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Boy knocked off bike on way to school after 'car mounts pavement' in Maidstone

Police are investigating after a boy was knocked off his bike on his way to school in Maidstone.

The child, understood to be in year 6 at St Michael's Church of England Junior School, was struck after a blue car allegedly mounted the pavement on Lower Fant Road this morning.

Police are investigating
Police are investigating

A spokeswoman for Kent Police confirmed officers were called at around 9am and said: "It is reported that the collision took place earlier and there are not believed to be any serious injuries.

"It is alleged that driver failed to stop following the collision and enquiries are ongoing."

A statement from head of school Sue Heather added: "The young man has gone to be checked out at the hospital, but his injuries luckily appear so far to be minor.

"That said as you can appreciate he is extremely shaken and scared."

She asked for anyone who witnessed the incident to get in touch with the school so information could be passed to the police.

The boy was on his way to St Michael's Church of England Junior School. Picture: Google (16963974)
The boy was on his way to St Michael's Church of England Junior School. Picture: Google (16963974)

South East Coast Ambulance Service has been contacted for comment.

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