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Two-year-old now in stable condition after Rainham collision

PUBLISHED: 13:16 25 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:16 25 April 2018

The Met Police has issued an update following the collision in Rainham yesterday. Photo: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The Met Police has issued an update following the collision in Rainham yesterday. Photo: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

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The two-year-old boy who was injured in a collision in Rainham yesterday is now in a stable condition.

The Met Police updated the Recorder this morning after he was hit by a car in South End Road yesterday (Tuesday, April 24) afternoon.

The boy was in a critical condition immediately after the collision but the Met Police has now said that his condition is stable.

Detectives from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) are appealing for witnesses, or anyone with dash-cam footage, to come forward in connection with the collision.

Two women were also injured.

Immediately following the collision members of the public assisted in detaining a suspect. Police are particularly keen to hear from those people.

Police were called shortly after 3.25pm. The London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade also attended.

The driver of the car, a dark blue Mercedes A180, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drug driving. He remains in custody.

The two women, one aged 32 and the other 25, remain in hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, is asked to call investigating officers from the Roads and Transport Policing Command on 0208 597 4874 or contact via Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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