Surrey

Oxted skateboarding boy, 3, dies after Tesco van crash

The boy was knocked down while riding a skateboard
Image caption The boy was knocked down while riding a skateboard

A three-year-old boy has died after being hit by a Tesco van while riding a skateboard.

The youngster was knocked down by the white Mercedes Sprinter box van in Oxted, Surrey, at about 10:45 BST on Sunday.

Emergency services, including an air ambulance, were called to the scene at The Hollies, in Hurst Green.

He was taken to the East Surrey Hospital in Redhill but pronounced dead just after midday.

A Tesco spokesman said: "We are deeply shocked and devastated by this tragic incident and are currently doing everything we can to support the police with their investigation."

Witnesses are asked to contact police.

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