Investigation launched after boy, 3, is injured in motorcycle hit-and-run in Fenham

Kingsway, Fenham
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A police investigation has been launched after a child sustained a broken arm in a Newcastle hit-and-run.

The three-year-old boy was crossing the road when he was struck by a motorcycle, which had a male rider and a male pillion passenger. The incident happened at around 8.13pm on Kingsway in the Fenham area of the city.

Northumbria Police has now launched an investigation into the collision and are appealing for witnesses. The boy who was hit sustained a broken arm and bruising to his body and remains in hospital.

A statement from the force said: "At 8.13pm yesterday (Thursday) police received a report of a collision on Kingsway in the Fenham area of the city. It was reported that a three-year-old boy was crossing the road when he was struck by a motorcycle, which had a male rider and a male pillion passenger.

"The pillion passenger is believed to have been thrown from the vehicle in the collision before he and the rider then fled the scene. The boy who was struck by the vehicle sustained a broken arm and bruising to his body in the incident."

Emergency services attended the scene and the boy was taken to hospital for treatment where he remains. The motorcycle involved in the incident is described as black with red hints on it. It was last seen heading in the direction of Fenham Hall Drive following the collision.

Chief Inspector Mick Hall, of Northumbria Police, added: “This is a serious incident in which a young child has sadly sustained a broken arm. We would ask anyone with information regarding the collision which took place – no matter how small or insignificant you feel it may be – to get in touch with us.

"We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident, or those who may have dashcam footage of the moments leading up to the collision which could assist our enquiries.”

Witnesses can get in touch with Northumbria Police by sending a private message on social media, visiting the live chat on the Force website or by completing a crime update form. The force can also be called on 101 - quote log number NP-20240620-1056.