Armed police descend on hotel in Salford after child hit by vehicle

Police and ambulance lined up outside the Ibis Hotel Salford Quays Pic @jmagudom

Image Armed police attended because they were closest to the scene. Pic @jmagudom

Paramedics and police rushed to the incident, but sadly the little boy died at the scene.

A 17-month-old boy has died after he was struck by a vehicle in a hotel auto park in what police described as a "truly tragic accident".

Police at the Ibis Hotel Salford Quays after a young boy died Pic @jmagudom
Image The boy was hit in the hotel's rear car park. Pic @jmagudom

Armed police reportedly entered the building at around 9:30pm local time, The Manchester Evening News reported, citing witnesses.

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

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Dozens of police officers have been seen swooping in on an Ibis hotel this evening following reports of a man "with a gun and a knife".

The collision is understood to have happened in the rear auto park of the Ibis Budget hotel, which connects to that of the AC Hotel Salford Quays. Around 15 police cars and an ambulance lined the sidewalk. "Enquiries ongoing", police wrote.

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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".

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said: "Earlier this evening police were called to reports of a serious collision involving a child on a vehicle park on Trafford Road, Salford".

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