A 12-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital after he was hit by a car in Braintree. 

Both the police and ambulance service attended the incident in Cressing Road earlier this morning following reports of a collision. 

The road was shut for a while as an air ambulance was called out to assist paramedics. 

The boy has since been taken to hospital with what police say are "non-life threatening" injuries.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "We were called to reports of a collision involving a grey Ford Focus and a pedestrian on Cressing Road, Braintree shortly before 8.30am this morning, Monday, May 13.

"Officers and paramedics arrived and a 12-year-old boy was taken to hospital with non-life changing injuries.

"The road is now re-open after it was temporarily closed.

"No arrests have been made."

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PC Tom Raes has confirmed Cressing Road has been reopened to traffic.

He tweeted: "Just assisted PC Nathan Bright at a serious collision on Cressing Road in Braintree. "The road is now open to all traffic."

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service  said: "We were called at 8.21am this morning with reports of a collision in Cressing Road, Braintree.

"We sent one ambulance and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance.

"One child was taken to Broomfield Hospital for further treatment."