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Arrest after child hit by car in Sittingbourne's Avenue of Remembrance

A man has been arrested after a child was knocked down near a school.

Police confirmed officers were called to a collision involving a car and a child in Sittingbourne's Avenue of Remembrance at about 8.10am this morning.

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex helicopter. Stock photo
Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex helicopter. Stock photo

A spokesman said: "Officers and the South East Coast Ambulance Service attended the scene where the child was treated for injuries.

"He was then taken to a London hospital by air ambulance where his condition is described as stable.

"His parents have been informed."

He added: "A 44-year-old man, from the Ashford area, has been arrested on suspicion of driving whilst unfit through drugs and careless driving and remains in police custody."

Reports on social media suggested the boy had been hit by Borden Grammar School.

An ambulance service spokesman said: "Ambulance crews attended and were joined at the scene by the air ambulance service.

"The pedestrian was assessed and treated at the scene and has been airlifted to Kings College Hospital."

Police are now appealing for any witnesses to get in contact. They would also like to obtain CCTV or dash cam footage that shows the vehicle or the child in the moments leading up to the collision.

Anyone with information should call police on 01795 419119, quoting reference 15-0247.

Borden Grammar School have been contacted for further information.

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