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Boy injured in police car smash

A 9 year old boy is in hospital with a fractured skull after he was hit by a police car in Old Kent Road on Thursday afternoon.

A police vehicle was in collision with a young pedestrian in Old Kent Road – near the junction with East Street – at approximately 3.30pm
on Thursday 19 February.

The boy was taken by ambulance to Kings College Hospital. He is believed to have suffered a small fracture to the back of his skull. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

The police vehicle was a marked police car carrying two uniformed officers. They were responding to a call to a disturbance in the Peckham area, and the blue lights and siren were in use. Neither of the officers was injured during the collision.

Part of Old Kent Road and East Street were cordoned off whilst officers dealt with the incident.

Police are asking anybody who witnessed the collision to call Southwark Police on 020 7378 1212.

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