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Boy suffers potentially life-changing injuries in hit-and-run

Boy suffers potentially life-changing injuries in hit-and-run

A 10-year-old boy has suffered potentially life-changing injuries in a reported hit-and-run, police said.

Officers were called to Bow Road in Tower Hamlets, east London, at 8.13am on Friday to reports that a vehicle had collided with a child pedestrian.

London's Air Ambulance attended and the boy was taken to hospital, where his injuries are said to be serious but not life-threatening. His family have been informed.

The car involved failed to stop, and was found abandoned nearby, the Metropolitan Police said.

An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the investigation on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to stop.

He was held at an address in Tower Hamlets and is currently being detained at an east London police station.

London Ambulance Service said it treated a boy for a head injury and took him to a major trauma centre.

An ambulance crew, a single responder in a car and an incident response officer were sent to the scene, a spokeswoman said.