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West Midlands Ambulance Service confirm that a boy, believed to be 12 years old, was injured in a cycling accident in Northfield on Boxing Day.

Paramedics were called to the junction of Tessall Lane and Hollymoor Way after the boy’s bike was involved in a collision with a car, just after 5pm.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “[The boy] was treated by medics for a suspected leg fracture and an ankle injury. The boy, who remained conscious throughout, was immobilised and given pain relief before being transported to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further assessment.

“We would urge all cyclists and motorists to be extra vigilant and look out for each other when out and about on the roads, more so than ever during the current dark nights.”