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Police launch appeal after boy, 6, killed by car in Luton

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a six-year-old was knocked down and killed by a car in Luton, Bedfordshire.

Emergency services were called to reports of a collision on the northern end of White Horse Vale, close to the junction with Kirby Drive, on Saturday afternoon.

Despite the efforts of paramedics, the boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said a man has been detained in connection with the death.

Sergeant James Thorne said: “We are currently trying to establish the surroundings of this incident and would appreciate help from anyone who witnessed the collision to get in touch with us.

“We’d especially like to hear from anyone who saw a blue Vauxhall Astra in the area shortly before or after the incident, or from any drivers who may have dashcam footage of the area at this time today.”

The road is currently closed while the investigation is under way.

:: Anyway with any information is asked to call 101.

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