A boy, who was left in critical condition after being hit by a police car, has received messages from celebrities, including ‘Spider-Man’ and an ex-Rovers star. 

The 11-year-old, known only as Tom, was hit by the police vehicle while crossing Owen Road in Lancaster, on May 25.

He was taken to  Royal Lancaster Infirmary where he was in critical condition. He was later transferred to at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.

Tom has now been taken out of the high dependency unit and is said to be making “good progress”.

Tom’s loved ones have set up a Facebook page for him and celebrities have been sending messages of support.

Tom Holland, who plays Spider-Man in the Marvel franchise, even left a message and said: “Let me start off by saying you probably have the coolest name out there. Your parents made a great choice.

“I am just sending you a video because I want you to know that I am thinking about you.

"I am sending you positive vibes and I hope you can be strong and we are all looking forward to speaking to you soon.

“Lots of love and stay strong.”

Tom, a football fan, has also been sent messaging from his sporting heroes.

Former Blackburn Rovers and Manchester United player, David May, said: “Hi Tom. David May here… I know you are a massive football fan. I just want to send you my best wishes after you were involved in a road traffic accident.

“[I hope you make] a speedy recovery… you are in fantastic hands at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.

“I hope to see you back on the football pitch soon.”

Former Manchester United player Gary Neville said: “I am sending all my love and best wishes to you and your family. Make sure you keep fighting.

“I know you are a massive Manchester United fan, so thank you for all of your support over the years.

“All of the best Manchester United teams make sure we keep on battling. I hope to see you soon. Thinking of you.”

Morecambe’s heavyweight champion boxer, Tyson Fury, said: “Tom, keep fighting and keep going. All the best, get recovered and see you soon buddy.”

A family member, who does not wish to be named, said: “Tom continues to make good progress since being out of the high dependency unit.

“It's an extremely challenging phase for Tom currently but he has now started to talk.

“He continues to be responsive to the amazing videos of support that people have been kind enough to send to him.”

The police watchdog, the IOPC, has said it will “thoroughly examine” the circumstances that led to Tom being hit by a police car.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said initial evidence indicates the officer driving had activated his emergency equipment at the time the crash occurred.