A collision between a motorbike and a young boy took place on Monday 25th May off Southcoates Lane in Hull.
Please read below the statement by Chief Superintendent Darren Downs.
“Shortly after noon today a 9 year-old boy was struck by a motorcycle that was being ridden along a footpath along the Rosmead playing fields, his injuries are serious and will be life-changing.
“The thoughts of us all are with his family and friends at this very difficult time.
“We have arrested a 24 year-old man and have found and recovered the motorbike we believe was involved in the collision. Our roads policing collision investigation team will be doing all they can to establish what happened and circumstances of the collision. If anyone that witnessed the incident or saw the motorcycle before or after the collision, that has not already spoken to us, please call our non-emergency number 101 to provide your information.
“Officers will remain in the local area as we continue to take witness accounts and to provide reassurance to residents.
“I want to take this opportunity to appeal again to the few young people who take their vehicles off road or ride in an anti-social way, please consider your actions. Riding this way causes frequent issues to local residents and can cause serious injury to you or others.
“We have been working hard recently to tackle the issues of illegal off-road bikes, of motorbike theft and related crimes and the anti-social use of motorcycles. Over 20 motorbikes have recently been seized as we continue Operation Yellowfin to specifically target these problems.
“If you know of where stolen bikes, scooters, mopeds are being stored, either in lockups and garages please let us know. The information you provide could help prevent crime and could prevent someone being seriously injured.”
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A man has been charged with five offences after a 9-year-old boy suffered life-changing injuries in a collision on Rosmead Playing Fields, Hull.
Jerome Cawkwell, 24, of East Hull has been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop, driving without a licence, using a vehicle without insurance and using a vehicle not in efficient working order.
He has been remanded in custody to appear before Hull Magistrates Court on Wednesday 27 May.