Scene at farm following death of boy, 3, after being hit by tractor

This is the scene in Bury after a three-year-old died following a collision with a tractor. The boy was hit by the vehicle on a farm this afternoon. His family desperately tried to rush him to hospital, and flagged down a passing ambulance on their way.

Sadly he was pronounced dead before he could arrive for further treatment. A police officer is standing guard at the scene off Bentley Hall Road, while police work with officers from the Health and Safety Executive to investigate how the child died. The boy’s family are being supported by specialist officers.

READ MORE : Murderers who dismembered dad and stuffed him into suitcases jailed as family speak of ‘pure hell’ Police said the driver of the tractor is assisting with their enquiries. Chief Inspector Ian Partington, of GMP’s Bury district, said: “This is a heartbreaking incident that has seen a young boy tragically lose his life and my thoughts go out to his family and loved ones who will be utterly devastated by today’s events.

Police on Bentely Hall Road on Saturday evening

“Despite his family flagging down an ambulance while driving him towards hospital quickly as they could, the boy sadly could not be saved after the best efforts of paramedics; I can’t imagine how distressing this was for those involved.

We are working to ensure that a full investigation is carried out, and the farmland where we understand this incident to have occurred remains cordoned off to allow our investigators and partners from the HSE to conduct thorough enquiries to establish exactly what has occurred here.” Police were alerted to the incident at about 12.45pm by the ambulance service. Paramedics were flagged down on Rochdale Old Road, where a cordon was erected while the emergency services responded.

There was an unrelated collision on nearby Bell Lane involving a police car, as officers arrived at the scene.

An officer in the police car was uninjured but occupants in the other vehicle were taken to hospital as a precaution.

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