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Girl, 11, hit by police van in Elgin 'out of bed'

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An 11-year-old girl who was knocked down by a police van in Moray has been out of bed, her family have said.

The girl was hit by the marked van in Lossiemouth Road, Elgin, at about 18:50 on Saturday. She is being treated at the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital.

Police Scotland said the van had been on routine patrol at the time.

In a statement, the girl's family said: "Our 11-year-old daughter is now in a stable condition and is up and moving and out of bed."

They added: "We appreciate all the good wishes and support from everyone and the most important thing for us right now is to concentrate on our little girl's recovery.

"We would request that the media respect our privacy to allow us to deal with what has happened."

The girl suffered serious injuries and was initially treated at Dr Gray's Hospital, Elgin, before being airlifted to the Aberdeen hospital.

The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (Pirc) is carrying out an investigation into the circumstances of the incident.

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