POLICE are appealing for witnesses after an eight-year-old boy was hit by a car.

At 4.30pm on Wednesday, a blue Ford Fusion hit the child in Hollow Way, close to the junction with Sunnyside.

The boy sustained serious injuries and is now in hospital in a stable condition.

Investigating officer PC Sarah Davies, of the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing, said: “I am appealing for witnesses to this incident whereby an eight-year-old old child has suffered injuries after this collision.

“I would ask that anyone who was in or near the area in which this collision took place, to get in touch with us if you saw anything or have any information on it.

“Also, if any motorists in the area that have dash cam could please check as to whether anything significant was caught, as it could help our investigation.

“You can contact police by calling the 24-hour non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 43210416325, or by making a report online.”