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Farnworth hit and run: Man arrested after girl injured

Police investigating at the scene of the crash
Image caption The girl was hit by a white van as she walked on Anchor Lane in Farnworth

A man has been arrested after a girl was badly hurt in a hit-and-run crash.

The 17-year-old victim was hit by a white van in the early hours of Saturday as she walked on Anchor Lane in Farnworth, Greater Manchester.

She was taken to hospital for treatment to a bleed to the brain and a suspected fractured pelvis.

The suspect, 26, from Bolton, was held on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.

Greater Manchester Police have appealed for witnesses to the incident, which happened shortly before 02:15 BST.

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