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Police van knocks down girl, 10, in Moray

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A 10-year-old girl is being treated in hospital for serious injuries after being knocked down by a police van in Moray.

The incident happened in Lossiemouth Road, Elgin, near Gray's Walk, while the marked van was on a routine patrol at about 18:50, Police Scotland said.

The girl was taken to Dr Gray's Hospital before being airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

The girl's injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

Sgt Rob Warnock said: "Inquiries into the circumstances of the incident are at an early stage and I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the police van or the female pedestrian immediately prior to the incident to contact Police Scotland on 101.''

The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner will examine the circumstances surrounding the accident.

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