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Boy dies in auto park collision at Ibis Hotel in Salford

12 August 2017
Boy dies in auto park collision at Ibis Hotel in Salford

There's a large police presence outside a hotel in Manchester, England after child died in a vehicle accident.

A policeman told Manchester Evening News reporter Samantha Yarwood the incident is "ongoing".

Reports say a number of eyewitnesses heard loud screams in the area before police and rescue services arrived at the scene.

GMP confirmed they attended because they were closest to the scene and that it was not a firearms incident.

There is a large police presence at the Ibis Hotel in Salford Quays this evening. Eyewitnesses say around 15 police cars and an ambulance have been called to the venue on Trafford Road

Sgt Brian Orr, of GMP's serious collision investigation unit, said: "This was a heartbreaking incident involving a young boy, which has understandably left his family distraught. Enquiries on-going", the police tweeted.

One witness to the incident said: "All I know is someone, reportedly a young child, was hit at least twice by a vehicle in the auto park".

Officers were called to reports of a collision involving the toddler and a Toyota Rav4 near the Ibis Budget hotel, Salford Quays, shortly after 9pm on Thursday. A suicide bomber detonated an IED minutes after American pop star Ariana Grande's performance ended, as people rushed to the exits.

In addition to this, she said police detained "hundreds and hundreds and hundreds" of radicalized youth who were promoting terrorist ideas or mulling an attack, adding that the problem of "homegrown" terrorists is a growing issue of concern to police.