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Five held over boy’s road death


Five people have been arrested over the death of a 10-year-old boy who was knocked down and killed in York.

The boy, who lived locally but has not been named, was crossing Holgate Road on Saturday night whenHolgate Road he was hit by a blue Ford Transit van.

He was taken to York District Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said five males, aged between 16 and 22 and who live in the area, were arrested on Sunday morning and were due to be questioned by detectives.

The collision occurred near Holgate Bridge, known locally as the Iron Bridge.

The road around this area was closed for some time to allow forensic examinations to be carried out but has since re-opened.

Police have appealed for anyone with information about the van or its occupants at the time of the crash to contact them.

 

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