A 12-year-old boy has been taken to hospital in a critical condition after being hit by a car in south Manchester.

Emergency services rushed to the scene of crash on Barlow Moor Road in Chorlton just after 3.45pm this afternoon (Tuesday).

An air ambulance landed nearby and the boy was taken to hospital.

A spokesperson for the North West Ambulance Service said he is in a 'critically ill condition'.

The scene of a crash on Barlow Moor Road

Barlow Moor Road remains closed off between Mauldeth Road West and High Lane with a large police presence at the scene.

Traffic is being diverted away from the area and bus diversions are in place.

It has not been confirmed yet whether any arrests were made after the crash.

An air ambulance responding to a crash on Barlow Moor Road

The M.E.N has contacted Greater Manchester Police for details.

In a statement, a spokesperson for NWAS said: "An ambulance has taken a 12-year-old boy to hospital in a critically ill condition.

"It follows an RTC involving a car and pedestrian on Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy.

"We received a 999 call at 15.48.

"An air ambulance, advanced paramedic, and three rapid response vehicle also responded to the incident."