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Witness appeal after boy hit by police vehicle in Stockport

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is appealing for witnesses after a 15-year-old boy was hit by a police vehicle in Stockport on Boxing Day (26 December).

The incident happened at around 9.30pm in Garners Lane when the boy was hit by a police car responding to an emergency call. The boy suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

After being notified of the incident by Greater Manchester Police, we sent investigators to the scene and the police post-incident procedure to begin our enquiries and to start gathering evidence. We are now collecting and looking at CCTV footage of the incident.

We have established that three vehicles were responding to the emergency call. The second of the three vehicles collided with the boy, while a third vehicle struck a post after swerving to avoid the collision.

IOPC Regional Director for the North West, Amanda Rowe, said: “I would like to pass on our thoughts to the boy, his family and any others affected by the incident.

“It’s possible that a number of bystanders may have witnessed this incident. It’s vitally important we establish the full circumstances leading to the boy suffering serious injuries and so I would appeal to anyone who saw what happened to contact our investigators as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should call 03003035734 or email

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