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Boy, 11, in critical condition after being struck by police van

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An 11-year-old boy is thought to be in a critical condition after he was struck by a police van in Lancaster on Thursday night.

Lancashire Police were attending an emergency call in a marked police van with lights and sirens on when the collision occurred.

Police say the boy was attempting to cross Owen Road, just before 8.30pm on Thursday (May 25). The boy was rushed to Royal Lancaster Infirmary in a critical condition.

The force said their 'thoughts are with the child's loved ones' and confirmed the incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). READ MORE: Join the FREE Manchester Evening News WhatsApp community A Lancashire Constabulary spokesman said: "Our thoughts are with the child’s loved ones at this time.

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