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Two boys charged after boy hurt in Leigh van chase

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Two teens have been charged over a hit-and-run during a police pursuit which left a boy “fighting for his life”.

Leo Durrington, three, was knocked down by a stolen Ford Transit in Wigan Road, Leigh, at about 10:30 GMT on Tuesday.

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving, police said.

He is due before Wigan Youth Court alongside a 15-year-old boy accused of allowing himself to be carried in a stolen motor vehicle.

The 16-year-old is also charged with handling stolen goods, failing to stop at a crash scene, failing to report a crash and driving without a licence and insurance.

Greater Manchester Police said the injured boy was still in a critical condition in hospital.

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