Boy, 9, hit by van

A NINE-YEAR-OLD boy was airlifted to hospital after being involved in an accident with a van.

Emergency services were called to the A1071 in Hadleigh at around 4.30pm on Friday, May 18 following the collision, which left the boy with a serious leg injury.

The road was closed by police between Lady Lane and Aldham Mill Hill, while the air ambulance arrived.

The boy was taken to Colchester General Hospital before being transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where he was said to be in a stable condition.

Anyone who witnessed the incident should call Suffolk Police on 101.