Armed cops descend on hotel after child 'hit by car' dies

Police swoop on Ibis Hotel Salford after reports of 'man with knife and gun'

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said: "Earlier this evening police were called to reports of a serious collision involving a child on a vehicle park on Trafford Road, Salford".

Reports online, cited by Metro UK, said the boy was 17 months old, though this is yet to be confirmed.

Armed police attended the incident because they were in the area at the time, they said.

A witness told the Manchester Evening News they had seen a woman with "blood on her".

We were called to reports of a collision between a vehicle and a child.

The spokesperson added that police are now investigating the incident but they believe the infants death was the result of a tragic accident. Boy has sadly died at the scene.

Multiple cars are on the scene.

"Officers from the Greater Manchester Police Serious Collision Unit and other emergency services are now at the scene", police said yesterday. "Enquiries on-going", the police tweeted.

A disturbing video showing the scene before ambulances arrived surfaced on social media.

"A woman was shouting hysterically and a child/children were screaming and crying". Some 250 people were injured.

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