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Witham: Boy airlifted to hospital after being struck by Mercedes in Maldon Road

PUBLISHED: 14:18 11 February 2014 | UPDATED: 14:18 11 February 2014

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A boy has been airlifted to hospital after being struck by a car in Witham.

Police are at the scene of the crash which took place shortly after midday on the Maldon Road when a grey Mercedes 8180 struck the boy.

He has been airlifted to hospital after receiving head injuries, paramedics on board the air ambulance are assessing the extent of his injuries.

A section of the road between The Grove and Newland Street has been closed while an investigation is under way to ascertain the circumstances of the crash.

Firefighters tackled a two-car blaze in Haverhill after a suspect was seen setting one alight by a member of the public.

A damning dossier compiled by a senior whistleblower from the region’s ambulance trust has claimed at least 40 patients died or were harmed due to delays over Christmas and New Year - including one person who froze to death.

Two high-end cycles – worth £10,000 in total – were stolen after burglars broke into a garage in Elmsett, near Hadleigh.

A senior whistleblower within the region’s ambulance trust has claimed up to 80 people could have died or come to harm because of delays over the Christmas and New Year period.

Staff and students at Colchester Academy are celebrating their success after the school received its first ever ‘Good’ Ofsted inspection.

A toddler has been rushed to hospital with a fractured skull after a serious crash in Barningham this morning.

A celebrity hairdresser visited West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds to give a masterclass to students and answer questions on the industry.

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