A CHILD has been taken to Leeds General Infirmary after being knocked down by a car in Skipton.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service said they had been called out at 4.16pm yesterday to The Bailey and sent two ambulances and a rapid response vehicle to the scene.

The boy was taken to hospital.

There is no further information about his condition.

A woman from Addingham who came across the incident is understood to have stayed with the child until emergency services arrived.

The road was temporarily closed and inquiries are continuing.