BREAKING: Woman and child injured by suspected hit and run driver

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Police in St Helens are hunting two men seen fleeing the scene of a crash in which a woman and a small child were knocked over on Prescot Road this afternoon.

Prescot Road remains closed in both directions from Lugsmore Lane to Dunriding Lane following the incident.

Police say the woman is in her 50s and the child is aged under 10.

The extent of their injuries is not known.

Police were called to the scene at around 3pm today (Friday) after the pair were hit by a car on Prescot Road.

The car then crashed into a lamppost.

Witnesses say two male occupants fled the scene on foot.

The woman and child have been taken to hospital.

Prescot Road remains closed from Lugsmore Lane to Dunriding Lane. Witnesses should call 0151 777 5747.