Police charge boys, 15 and 16, over a hit-and-run

Leo Durrington, three, was hit by a stolen van which was being followed by police

Leo Durrington, three, was hit by a stolen van which was being followed by police

Two boys aged 15 and 16 were today charged over a hit-and-run which left a three-year-old boy fighting for his life following a hit-and-run collision. 

Leo Durrington, from Wigan, Greater Manchester was hit by a stolen van which was being followed by police.

The white Ford Transit Connect had failed to stop for officers in nearby Leigh on Tuesday morning.

Leo was ripped from his mother's hands and flung across a pub car park after being hit by the van. He was with his mother and sister, who were unharmed.

The 16-year-old boy has been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving, handling stolen goods, failing to stop at the scene of a collision, failing to report a collision and driving without a licence and insurance.

The 15-year-old boy has been charged with allowing himself to be carried in a stolen motor vehicle. They will both appear at Manchester Magistrates' Court today.  

The scene of the hit and run outside a pub in Leigh, Greater Manchester, where Leo was hit

The scene of the hit and run outside a pub in Leigh, Greater Manchester, where Leo was hit

Police and crime scene officer cordoned off the scene of the incident on Tuesday morning

Police and crime scene officer cordoned off

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