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Double-decker bus in Leicester hits girl aged two


A two-year-old girl is in a critical condition after being hit by a double-decker bus in Leicester.

Officers were called to the accident scene on Hillsborough Road at about 0840 GMT on Wednesday.

The girl was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary with serious injuries. Police said the girl was walking at the time of the accident.

Det Con Patricia Draycott from Leicestershire Police urged anyone who saw the crash to contact police.

"The incident took place at a busy time of day, with many people travelling into work or school," said Det Con Draycott.

"We are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or saw either the pedestrian or the bus beforehand to contact us."