Stolen motorcycle believed to be involved in Fenham hit-and-run which injured boy, three, is seized by police

Stolen motorcycle believed to be involved in hit-and-run which left three-year-old hospitalised seized by police
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A stolen motorcycle suspected to have been involved in a hit-and-run which left a three-year-old hospitalised has been seized by police.

Just before 8.15pm on Thursday (June 20), police received a report of a collision on Kingsway, in Fenham. It was reported that the young 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 and was taken to hospital for treatment. He has since been released.

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Police launched an investigation and issued an appeal for witnesses to come forward with information to assist enquires. As a result, a stolen motorbike – which is believed to have been involved in the incident – has been discovered. It was reported as stolen from an address in the Wessington Way area of Sunderland on May 11.

Officers leading the investigation are now asking for anyone with information about this vehicle - from when it was stolen to the date of the incident - to get in touch.

Sergeant Dave Roberts, of Northumbria Police, said: "We are continuing our efforts to better understand the circumstances around this incident, where a young boy was sadly hurt. We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who has any information around the stolen motorbike, as we believe this could prove crucial in our investigations.

"We'd also like to say a big thank you to those who have already come forward and assisted enquiries."

Members of the public 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, or by calling 101. Please quote log number NP-20240620-1056.