A child has been rushed to hospital with a serious head injury after being hit by a car outside a primary school near Apsley.

Hertfordshire Constabulary says officers and paramedics were called to a location outside Nash Mills Church of England Primary School in Belswains Lane at around 8.50am this morning (Wednesday)

The force had received reports of a collision between a child and a red Alfa Romeo Giulia.

An 11-year-old child was taken to hospital by ambulance after suffering a head injury.

Whilst the child is in a stable condtion in hospital, the injury is being treated as serious. 

The driver remained at the scene and assisted officers with their enquiries.

No arrests have been made. 

Police are appealing for information and witnesses.

Acting Detective Sergeant David Burstow, of the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “As part of our investigation into this incident I’m keen to hear from anyone who thinks they may have useful dash cam footage. I’d also like to speak to anybody who witnessed this incident and has not yet come forward to police.

“This was a busy time of the morning with parents in the area on the school run, so please get in touch if you can assist.

“If you are able to help I can be contacted directly via email at david.burstow@herts.police.uk

Anyone can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting ISR 199 of 21 July.

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