UPDATE: Appeal for witnesses after young boy hit by car in High Street, Oakham

High Street in Oakham is closed after a boy was hit by a car. Photo: Martin Brookes. EMN-150308-153109001
High Street in Oakham is closed after a boy was hit by a car. Photo: Martin Brookes. EMN-150308-153109001

4.30pm: Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward after a three-year-old boy was hit by a car in Oakham.

The boy was hit at about 2pm yesterday (Monday) at the pelican crossing outside Walkers book shop in High Street.

High Street in Oakham is closed after a boy was hit by a car. EMN-150308-151000001

High Street in Oakham is closed after a boy was hit by a car. EMN-150308-151000001

The boy was taken to Peterborough City Hospital as a precaution but was not seriously hurt.

The road was closed for several hours afterwards.

If you saw the incident or the moments leading up to it, call 101 and ask for PC 1146 Paul Le Pla on 101 quoting incident 353 of August 3.