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Police hunt for teenage e-scooter rider who knocked over boy, 3, before fleeing scene

Police said the teenager who was wearing all black clothing did ot stop and fled the scene near Christ the King Roman Catholic Primary School in Thornaby, Stockton.

Emergency services were alerted to the incident in Tedder Avenue at 3.30pm. While the boy’s injuries were initially thought to be serious they turned out to be only minor cuts and bruises. 

Police are tonight trying to trace the teenager and have appealed for information. 

A Cleveland Police spokesperson said: “A three-year-old boy was knocked to the ground by a teenager riding an electric scooter on Tedder Avenue at 3.30pm this afternoon, Monday 10th July.

“The toddler and his mother were crossing with the lollipop lady, near to Christ the King RC Primary School, when a teenager wearing all black clothing, continued to ride over the crossing and knocked the toddler to the ground.

“His injuries, whilst initially thought to be serious, turned out to be only minor cuts and bruises.

The Northern Echo:

Read more: Thornaby school incident LIVE: Boy, 3, in hospital

“However, he was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees to be checked over and for an x-ray on his arm.

“The teenager did not stop at the scene of the incident and officers would ask for any witnesses, or anyone with information to call 101 quoting reference SE23135619.”

One person has been taken to hospital according to the ambulance service

A spokesperson for North East Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 3.23pm this afternoon (Monday 10 July) to reports of a road traffic incident involving a young child on Tedder Avenue in Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees.

“We dispatched one ambulance crew and requested the support of our colleagues at the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) who attended by road.

“One patient was then taken to hospital by road for further treatment.” 



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