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Boy aged seven killed by car at Shirenewton Caravan Site

Category: Wales

Published: 9th Dec 2012 00:50:47

A teenager has been arrested after a seven-year-old boy was fatally struck by a car at a south Wales caravan park.

Police said the child was hit by a BMW 3 series estate at the Shirenewton caravan site, east of Cardiff at about 15:00 GMT on Saturday.

Officers are questioning a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

South Wales Police said the victim's family was being supported by specially trained officers.

A spokesman said: "The boy was taken to the University Hospital of Wales where he later died from his injuries.

"A 16-year-old youth from the area, who is believed to have been driving the BMW at the time, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is in custody and inquiries are ongoing."

Police urged witnesses to contact the force.

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