Boy, 15, fighting for life after being hit by police car responding to 999 call
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A teenage boy is fighting for his life in hospital after being struck by a police car responding to a 999 call.
Greater Manchester Police has issued a statement explaining officers were driving to a report of 'domestic disturbance' when the tragic incident took place.
Police got out their car to give first aid to the 15-year-old until an ambulance arrived.
The boy was taken to hospital with a 'serious head injury' where he remains in a critical condition.
An investigation is underway and the incident has been referred to both GMP's internal watchdog and the Independent Office for Police Conduct.
Photos taken of the scene show what appears to be a damaged police car on the pavement near a tree.
A police officer was seen examining items of clothing in the road.
A spokesperson for GMP said: "At around 9.30pm on Saturday 26 December 2020, officers were responding to a domestic disturbance incident when they were involved in a collision with a pedestrian on Garners Lane in Stockport.
"Police stopped and administered trauma care to a 15-year-old boy until the ambulance arrived.
"The boy has since been taken to hospital with a serious head injury where he remains in a critical condition.
"An investigation is underway.
"This incident has been referred to GMP’s Professional Standards Branch, and the Independent Office for Police Conduct in line with normal procedure.
"Anyone with any information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit 0161 856 4741 quoting incident number 2808 of 26/12/2020."
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