A teenager has been charged with theft, assault and dangerous driving after a boy had to fight for his life over the weekend after an accident.
The 15-year-old boy, who police say was riding an e-scooter at the time, was injured around 2:25 p.m. on Sunday after he and an 18-year-old on an electric bicycle were involved in a car accident on Stand Lane, Radcliffe. .
Police have launched an investigation and announced today (Tuesday) that two men have been arrested in connection with the incident, one of whom is now charged with theft and assault.
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “We were called at 2:25pm on Sunday to report concerns about the welfare of a teenage boy on Stand Lane.
“The 15-year-old boy was said to have been riding an e-scooter with an 18-year-old man on an electric bicycle when they were both involved in a collision with a car.
“Emergency services have taken the 15-year-old boy to hospital, where he remains in critical condition.
“The 18-year-old was being treated for minor injuries and investigators are asking for information on the whereabouts of the electric bicycle he was riding as it is believed to have been taken from the scene.”
A blue Ford Focus, believed to be the vehicle involved in the incident, has since been located and recovered on Hazel Avenue, Radcliffe.
After finding the Ford Focus, police appealed to anyone with information or dashcam footage showing the crash to come forward.
Now, two days later, officers say they have made two arrests in connection with the incident.
A police spokesman said: “Two arrests have been made so far, both men aged 18, with Niara Razawa, 18, of Plymouth Drive, Bramhall, since they were charged with theft, section 18 assault, section 47 assault and dangerous driving.
He has been remanded in custody to appear before the Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court today.
“The second 18-year-old suspect is still in custody for questioning.”
Police are still looking for more information and say witnesses can call them at 101 quoting logbook number 1807 from May 1.
Alternatively, witnesses may anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.