Teenagers charged after three-year-old boy critically injured in hit-and-run '“ NATIONAL

Two teenagers have been charged after a three-year-old boy was critically injured when he was hit by a stolen van.

Thursday, 1st November 2018, 10:51 am
Updated Thursday, 1st November 2018, 11:55 am
Leo Durrington, 3, is fighting for his life. Picture: Greater Manchester Police/PA Wire

Leo Durrington, from Wigan, was hit by a stolen white Ford Transit Connect van which was being followed by officers in Leigh after failing to stop in Wigan Road shortly after 10.35am on Tuesday.

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Leo Durrington, 3, is fighting for his life. Picture: Greater Manchester Police/PA Wire

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with allowing himself to be carried in a stolen motor vehicle.

The boys, who cannot be named for legal reasons, are due to appear at Wigan Youth Court on Thursday morning.

Leo was described as '˜fighting for his life' after being hit by the van, which fled towards Twist Lane and was later recovered by police in St Johns Street in Abram.

The incident was referred to the force's professional standard's branch '˜in line with normal force policy', a spokesman said.