A four-year-old boy hit by a car – thought to be a taxi – in St George’s Square in Huddersfield yesterday is said to be “poorly but stable” in hospital.

The boy was hit by a car just after 4pm and emergency services were called .

Police taped off a large part of the square outside Huddersfield Railway Station and an ambulance and an emergency responder attended.

Police man and tape at St George's Square following incident

The road was closed while police launched an investigation.

The inquiry is being handled by West Yorkshire Police’s specialist traffic collision investigation unit.

Police said it was believed a taxi was involved. The boy was taken to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment.

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The boy has not been named and there are no details about his injuries but his mum posted a message on the Examiner’s Facebook page thanking people who stopped to help.

She wrote: “He is extremely lucky and so far is doing amazing. Thank you to everyone who helped.”

Police have appealed for witnesses to what happened to contact PC Good at the Safer Roads and Neighbourhood Support Unit via 101 quoting log number 1033 of February 20.A police spokesman said: "Enquiries are continuing."