A 10-year-old boy has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car.

Police were called to Swinless Street, Burnley, at 9.10am today after reports that the boy had been hit by a Volkswagen Passat.

He has been taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital with a broken leg. His injury is not life-threatening.

Police confirmed the driver of the Passat stopped at the scene. They were not injured.

A police spokesman said: "We were called shortly after 9.10am today to reports a 10-year-old boy had been involved in a collision with a car on Swinless Street in Burnley.

"He was taken by ambulance to the Royal Blackburn Hospital with a suspected broken leg."

A spokesman for the ambulance service confirmed that a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance were sent to Swinless Street just after 9am.

Paramedics treated a 10-year-old boy at the scene for leg injuries before he was taken to hospital for treatment, he added.

Anyone with information can call police on 101. quoting log 274 of February 12.