A young lad has had a leg amputated after being struck by an off-road motorbike before the driver allegedly sped off without stopping.

The boy, aged nine, was at Rosmead Playing Field in Hull yesterday where he suffered "life-changing" injuries after being hit.

Paramedics sped to the scene near Southcoates Lane in the city and Hull Live, reports the boy's leg was later amputated.

A 24-year-old has been charged with five offences, including failing to stop at the scene.

Police launched a huge search
Police tape cordons off the scene in the playing fields

Jerome Cawkwell, of Cambridge Grove, east Hull, will appear before a court tomorrow charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop, driving without a licence, using a vehicle without insurance and using a vehicle not in efficient working order.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Hull Magistrates' Court.

A spokesperson for local Humberside Police said: "A man has been charged with five offences after a nine-year-old boy suffered life-changing injuries in a collision on Rosmead Playing Fields, Hull yesterday, Monday, May 25.

Residents in the are said to be distressed
The boy's life has been changed by the injuries

"Jerome Cawkwell, 24, of Cambridge Grove, Hull has been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop, driving without a licence, using a vehicle without insurance and using a vehicle not in efficient working order.

"He has been remanded in custody to appear before Hull Magistrates' Court tomorrow, Wednesday 27 May."

The terrible event has caused distress to nearby residents, it is reported.