Boy killed in car park collision at hotel


A young boy has died in a collision with a vehicle in a hotel car park.

Police were called to reports of the incident outside the Ibis Hotel in Trafford Road, Salford, shortly after 9pm on Thursday.

Armed officers arrived at the hotel as they were closest to the scene when the emergency call was made, but police confirmed it was not a firearms incident.

Andy Williamson, who is at the scene, said: "All I know is someone, reportedly a young child, was hit at least twice by a car in the car park.

"A woman was shouting hysterically and a child/children were screaming and crying."

The incident happened less than a mile from Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium.

Jose Maria Agudo Mac saw one of the witnesses who saw the aftermath of the horror.

He said: "I was walking around with my girlfriend and we saw a lot of police arriving, then we saw a woman with her shirt full of blood.

"When we arrived we saw two woman outside the building, the other was screaming and crying with the policeman."

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said: "Earlier this evening police were called to reports of a serious collision involving a child on a car park on Trafford Road, Salford.

"Sadly the young boy involved died at the scene.

"Officers from the GMP Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) and other emergency services are currently at the scene.

"Anybody with information should contact the SCIU on 0161 856 4741."