Essex toddler hit by ice cream van critical in hospital

A toddler is critical in a Cambridge hospital after being knocked down by an ice-cream van in Essex.

The 22-month-old boy was injured in Northbrooks area of Harlow in Essex, at about 17:30 BST on Monday.

He was taken by ambulance to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in the town but later transferred to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, police said.

The road was closed for more than three hours while police carried out initial investigations.

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