Boy, 8, dies after being struck by car in Hartlepool

Stockton Road, Hartlepool Image copyright Google
Image caption The incident happened at a roundabout on Stockton Road in Hartlepool

An eight-year-old boy has died after being hit by a car in Hartlepool.

The youngster, who has not been named, was hit by a Volkswagen Polo on Wednesday at the Burn Valley roundabout on Stockton Road.

He was taken to Middlesbrough's James Cook University Hospital by air ambulance, where he later died, Cleveland police said.

A force spokeswoman appealed for any witnesses who were in the area at about 15:00 BST to come forward.

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