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Police launch appeal after three-year-old hit by pick-up truck in Leyton

The incident left the child with serious injuries

Shrubland Road, Credit: Google Streetview

A three-year-old child is in hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a pick-up truck on a Leyton street on Friday.

Police were called to Shrubland Road, E10 at 3.39pm on Friday (8th September) to reports of a collision. The child is in a serious but stable condition at hospital.

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Police said they spoke to the driver of the vehicle who stopped at the scene and there has been no arrest.

Officers from the Met’s Serious Collison Investigation Unit are appealing for witnesses, information and any dash-cam footage of the crash.

Any witnesses or anyone with footage or information are asked to call police on 101 or contact via @MetCC on Twitter. Please quote CAD 5500/08sep.

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