A four-year-old boy has tragically died following a crash in Preston.

Police were called at 4.36pm yesterday (March 26) to New Rough Hey, Ingol.

Officers said a Citroen Relay minibus had set off and hit a child who was riding a pedal cycle. He was taken to hospital where he died. 

Police are now appealing for witnesses and footage as part of their investigation.

Sgt Matt Davidson of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “My thoughts, first and foremost, are with the family and loved ones of the little boy at this incredibly sad and distressing time.

"His family are being supported by specially trained officers. As we investigate what happened, we are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or had any information that could assist our investigation to come forward.

"Also, if you have any dashcam or CCTV/ring doorbell footage from the area, or any other information that could assist the investigation, then please get in touch."

 If you can help, please contact police on 101, quoting log 1037 of 26 March 2024, or email our serious collision unit on SCIU@lancashire.police.uk.