A four-year-old boy had to be taken to hospital after being hit by a car.

Emergency services were called just after 8.30am on Tuesday to The Paddock in Oswaldtwistle after receiving reports that a young child had been involved in an accident.

It is not thought the boy was seriously injured but he was taken to hospital with a suspected leg injury.

A spokesperson for the police said: "We were called at shortly after 8:30am on Tuesday, to the report of a collision between a boy, four, and a vehicle on The Paddock in Oswaldtwistle.

"The boy has been taken to Manchester Children’s Hospital with a suspected leg injury."

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting incident reference 236 of November 17.