A woman and a child have been hit by a car after a serious crash this afternoon. The incident happened in Crab Street in St Helens town centre just before 5.30pm this afternoon. We have a reporter on their way to the scene of the incident. We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story. For the latest news and breaking news visit http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/.
A woman and a child have been hit by a car after a serious crash this afternoon. The emergency services were called to Crab Street in St Helens at around 5.20pm following reports that a car hit two pedestrians. Police said a child was also hit by the car but there is no information about the child's condition. Police said a Fiat Punto was pulling out of Crab Street into North Road when it collided with a Vauxhall Vivaro. Police said the Punto then span out of control and hit pedestrians.
Police have closed a road in Bootle following reports of an assault. Park Street was shut between its junctions with Well Lane and Litherland Road at around 8pm tonight. Police tape is strung across the road and police are searching the area with the help of the scientific support unit. Merseyside Police advised people to avoid the area, not far from Breeze Hill, via Twitter earlier. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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