Three-year-old boy dies after being struck by tractor

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Greater Manchester Police said a three-year-old boy has died after a collision with a tractor on a farm in the Tottington area of Bury

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Greater Manchester Police are investigating the death of a three-year-old boy after a three year old boy was run over by a tractor on a farm in Bury.

Police and paramedics were called after an ambulance was flagged down by a vehicle carrying the seriously injured child on Rochdale Old Road in the town.

Specialist medics attended but the boy was pronounced dead before he could be taken to hospital.

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The driver of the tractor is assisting police enquiries and a crime scene remains in place at the farm in the Tottington area of the town, while investigators from Bury CID work to establish the cause of the

Specialist officers are supporting the family of the boy.

Chief Inspector Ian Partington, of Greater Manchester Police said: “This is a heart-breaking 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.

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Bury North Police

“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.”