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28 December 2020 00:42

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Stockport teenager in 'critical condition' after being hit by police car

The Independent Office for Police Conduct has confirmed it is investigating an incident in which a 15-year-old boy was injured in a collision involving a police vehicle. Officers were responding to reports of a domestic disturbance in Stockport, Greater Manchester, when the incident happened on Boxing Day evening. Greater Manchester police later reported the incident to the IOPC, which has begun an investigation. Supt Marcus Noden, GMP's divisional commander for Stockport, said: "This is a terribly sad incident and our thoughts are with the young boy and his loved ones." He added: "This is an incident that police officers wish never to occur, and support is also being offered to the officers involved in last night's events." The IOPC said in a statement: "We can confirm we have begun an investigation into a road traffic incident at around 9.30pm in Garners Lane, Stockport involving a police car and a 15-year-old male. "After being notified by Greater Manchester police, we sent investigators to the scene and the police post-incident procedure to begin our inquiries and to start gathering evidence.

GMP said its officers had been responding to "a domestic disturbance incident" at the time. A teenager has been left with critical injuries after being hit by a police car on Boxing Day. A police watchdog is investigating the incident, which saw the 15-year-old boy from Stockport knocked down while officers from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) were responding to a domestic call on Saturday night. He was given trauma care for a head injury at the scene by officers, before being taken to hospital in an ambulance, where he remains in a critical condition. In a statement, GMP said: "At around 9.30pm on Saturday 26 December 2020, officers were responding to a domestic disturbance incident when they were involved in a collision with a pedestrian on Garners Lane in Stockport. "Police stopped and administered trauma care to a 15-year-old boy until the ambulance arrived.

The boy has since been taken to hospital with a serious head injury where he remains in a critical condition." The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said it is investigating the circumstances of the incident. "After being notified by Greater Manchester Police, we sent investigators to the scene and the police post-incident procedure to begin our enquiries and to start gathering evidence," said a spokesperson. Superintendent Marcus Noden, GMP's divisional commander for Stockport, said: "This is a terribly sad incident and our thoughts are with the young boy and his loved ones, who are being offered support by our specially-trained officers during this distressing time. "This is an incident that police officers wish to never occur, and support is also being offered to the officers involved in last night's events. "It is important that a thorough and independent investigation now takes place, and the IOPC will be leading with their enquiries into this incident; therefore it would be inappropriate for us to comment further at this time." Residents living close to the scene of an incident in which a boy was hit by a police car as officers responded to a serious disturbance have spoken of their shock.

Officers were responding to reports of a 'grade one domestic disturbance' when the collision happened at around 9.30pm last night, on Garners Lane in Stockport. A 15-year-old boy was taken to hospital with a serious head injury, where he remains in a critical condition. Greater Manchester Police say an independent investigation is underway and the incident has been referred to both GMP's internal watchdog and the Independent Office for Police Conduct. On Sunday, police confirmed they were responding to a grade one domestic disturbance, which requires an immediate response, at the time of the collision. Superintendent Marcus Noden, GMP's divisional commander for Stockport, said: "This is a terribly sad incident and our thoughts are with the young boy and his loved ones, who are being offered support by our specially-trained officers during this distressing time.

"This is an incident that police officers wish to never occur, and support is also being offered to the officers involved in last night's events. "It is important that a thorough and independent investigation now takes place, and the IOPC will be leading with their enquiries into this incident; therefore it would be inappropriate for us to comment further at this time." Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit 0161 856 4741 quoting incident number 2808 of 26/12/2020. A 15-year-old boy is in hospital in a critical condition after he was hit by a police car responding to an incident.In a statement, Greater Manchester Police said officers were on their way to reports of a 'domestic disturbance' when the tragic incident took place.The collision happened at around 9.30pm on Saturday night on Garners Lane in Stockport. The boy was taken to hospital with a "serious head injury: where he remains in a "critical condition".An investigation is underway and the incident has been referred to both GMP's internal watchdog and the Independent Office for Police Conduct, which police have said is normal procedure. Superintendent Marcus Noden, GMP's divisional commander for Stockport, said: "This is a terribly sad incident and our thoughts are with the young boy and his loved ones, who are being offered support by our specially-trained officers during this distressing time."This is an incident that police officers wish to never occur, and support is also being offered to the officers involved in last night's events."It is important that a thorough and independent investigation now takes place, and the IOPC will be leading with their enquiries into this incident; therefore it would be inappropriate for us to comment further at this time." The Independent Office for Police Conduct have confirmed they are looking into the circumstances.

After being notified by Greater Manchester Police, we sent investigators to the scene and the police post-incident procedure to begin our enquiries and to start gathering evidence. Police are asking anyone with any information about the collision to contact them on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 2808 of 26/12/2020. The incident took place on Garners Lane in Stockport. A 15-year-old boy is fighting for his life after being hit by a police car that was responding to an emergency call. Officers stopped at the scene and gave the boy first aid until an ambulance arrived and took him to a nearby hospital. He was said to have sustained a "serious head injury" from the crash and remains in a critical condition. Greater Manchester Police said they would be investigating the incident. A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police confirmed the incident involved one of the force's cars and said they would be launching an investigation. They said: "At around 9.30pm on Saturday 26 December 2020, officers were responding to a domestic disturbance incident when they were involved in a collision with a pedestrian on Garners Lane in Stockport. "The boy has since been taken to hospital with a serious head injury where he remains in a critical condition. This incident has been referred to GMP's Professional Standards Branch, and the Independent Office for Police Conduct in line with normal procedure. "Anyone with any information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit 0161 856 4741 quoting incident number 2808 of 26/12/2020."