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Young boy killed in Wakefield driveway accident

Emergency services in Lingwell Nook Lane, Lofthouse
Image caption The incident happened at about 14:15 GMT on Wednesday

A young boy has been run over and killed on the driveway of a house in Wakefield.

West Yorkshire Police said the "tragic incident" happened outside the property in Lingwell Nook Lane, Lofthouse at about 14:15 GMT on Wednesday.

A force spokesperson said an investigation was under way. The boy's age has not been revealed.

Neighbours described hearing the emergency services and air ambulance arrive and spoke of their shock.

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Image caption West Yorkshire Police said an investigation into what happened was ongoing
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Image caption The air ambulance was called to the incident

Ian Fryer said: "I heard the helicopter landing at about 2pm and then the next minute loads of police arriving, ambulances and I just stood out in the street for a little while with the neighbours looking at what had happened."

Ian Whitworth told BBC Radio Leeds: "I'm completely devastated, completely shocked.

"It's a small road and although we don't know each other intimately we know each other well enough to say 'hi'.

"I can't imagine how awful it must be and I feel terrible for the family."

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