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Man arrested after Newbury girl, 12, hit by van that drove away

A man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run in which a 12-year-old girl was seriously injured in Newbury, Berkshire.

The child, who has not been named, was walking on the pavement alongside the A339 towards Newbury town centre with her family shortly before 9pm on Friday when she was struck by a van.

She was taken to hospital, where she is understood be in a critical condition.

Thames Valley Police have said the man under arrest is 19 years old and from Winchester in Hampshire.

PC Mark Dunne, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We are continuing to investigate this incident, and have now arrested a man in connection with it.

“I would like to continue to appeal to anyone with any information about the incident to come forward, as you could have details which could help our investigation.

“Additionally, I would like to thank everyone who has so far shared our appeal and who has called in with information.

“If you have any details which you think could be relevant, please call 101, quoting reference number 1178 (27/12).”

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