Paramedics are treating a child struck by a car on the Littlebourne Road (stock image)

UPDATED: Car strikes child on route into Canterbury

Police and paramedics attended the scene of an accident in which car struck a child.

It happened on the A257 Littlebourne Road at just before 8.30am this morning.

There were delays in the area due the incident close to┬áMartin’s Hospital.

Kent County Council’s highways department reports that the road has now been cleared.

Police say the child’s family has been notified of the accident.

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