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Akers Way: Woman arrested after hit and run outside Swindon school

A driver suspected of causing serious injury to a teenage boy is now in police custody.

The 14-year-old Walker was airlifted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol in a critical condition following the incident which took place in Akers Road opposite Nova Heriod Academy at approximately 8.20am on Friday morning.


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Wiltshire Police said the driver of the car involved in the serious collision did not stop and instead left the scene.

Swindon declared:

After investigating all morning, officers have now arrested a woman on suspicion of serious injury due to dangerous driving.

She is currently being held at Gablecross for questioning.

A Wiltshire Police spokesperson added: “We are continuing to appeal to witnesses of a collision – if you were in Akers Road this morning and have information that could help you, please call 101 and quote record number 67 dated 25 November.”

The road has been closed off for most of the day while the police are checking the area.

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Swindon Advertiser: Police and forensic teams on Akers Road.Police and forensic teams on Akers Road. (Photo: Dave Cox)

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