Emergency services called to Southwold beach after boy, 10, struck by van

The boy is reported to have run from Southwold beach and into the path of the van. File picture: ALL

The boy is reported to have run from Southwold beach and into the path of the van. File picture: ALLISON BALAAM - Credit: citizenside.com

Emergency services were called to Southwold beach this afternoon after a 10-year-old boy was struck by a van.

Suffolk police officers were called at 12.49pm by the East of England Ambulance Service to the Ferry Road car park after the boy was reported to have run off from the dunes and into the path of a grey Peugeot van.

A police spokesman said a passing doctor stopped and said the boy had suffered a foot injury, although the full extent of his injuries are not yet known.

The van driver was not injured.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “An ambulance crew attended to a boy who had suffered a foot injury.

“He was taken to James Paget University Hospital for further care. His condition is not believed to be life-threatening or serious.”