Hunt for van driver after boy, 10, injured in Barnsley hit-and-run

Church Street, Brierley, Barnsley
Church Street, Brierley, Barnsley -Credit:Google maps

Police are appealing for information after a 10–year-old boy was injured in a hit-and-run in Barnsley yesterday.

It is reported that at 5.55pm on Tuesday (May 14), police were contacted by the ambulance service about a road traffic collision involving a grey van and a young boy on Church Street, Brierley.

The 10-year-old boy suffered injuries including a fractured cheekbone in the collision. He was taken to hospital to be treated for his injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.

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The van driver drove away from the scene following the collision. Enquiries are ongoing to identify the van and trace the driver, a spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police has said.

Officers are now appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or captured the incident on dashcam to contact them. A police spokesperson added: “If you witnessed the collision, or have dash-cam footage which could assist the investigation, please call 101 quoting incident number 792 of 14 May 2024 when you get in touch.

“If you have dashcam footage, you can email this to and put the incident number as your email subject. You can contact us online here.

“Alternatively, if you prefer not to give your personal details, you can stay anonymous and pass on what you know by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers. Call their UK Contact Centre on freephone 0800 555 111 or complete a simple and secure anonymous online form at”

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