BREAKING: Police close road after reports of ‘young boy’ injured in crash – latest updates

Emergency services have been called to a Bury Road following reports that a young boy has been injured in a crash this afternoon.

Stand Lane in Radcliffe remains closed between Stonemere Drive and Walker Street due to the incident. The road was not blocked until shortly after 3 pm today.

Officers from Greater Manchester Police and crew from the North West Ambulance Service are present. Police helicopters and air ambulances have also been seen.

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Gareth Staples-Jones shared news of the incident on social media. He wrote: “Standby for major incidents – road closed. Ongoing incident, can not comment on details, please do not use standby at the moment. Police, ambulances and air ambulance on site.”

In a speech to the Manchester Evening News, Mr Staples-Jones said he had been informed that the incident involved a young boy being hit by a vehicle. Ambulances and police are still on the scene and the road is blocked off.

Dense traffic has been reported in the area and people are advised to avoid roads near the incident where possible. Bus 98, which serves the area, has been redirected after the road closure. The service will divert in both directions via Radcliffe New Road between Whitefield Morrisons and Radcliffe Bus Station.

Greater Manchester Police have been contacted for comment.

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