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Child killed and another seriously injured after they’re hit by falling tree

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A child was killed and another seriously injured when a tree fell during the high winds on Friday.

Kent Police said they were called at 12.17pm on Friday following a report that two children had been injured by a falling tree near Parsonage Lane, Bobbing, in Kent.

The force said that officers attended alongside ambulance crews, the air ambulance and firefighters.

One child was declared dead at the scene and the other was airlifted to a London hospital with serious injuries, it added.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service had issued a warning on Twitter for people to take care on Friday due to the high winds.

The Met Office had issued a yellow weather warning of wind for all of England, Wales and parts of Scotland.

Winds of 45mph to 50mph were predicted for inland areas, reaching up to 60mph around coasts and hills.

Kent Police said they were preparing a report for the coroner.

A Kent Police spokesman said: "Officers attended alongside South East Coast Ambulance Service, the air ambulance and Kent Fire and Rescue Service.

"One child was declared deceased at the scene and another child was airlifted to a London hospital with serious injuries.

"Kent Police is preparing a report for the coroner."

A dog walker, who regularly passes the scene but did not want to be named, told KentOnline: "It sounds like such a tragedy.

"I come here for walks a fair bit and have never heard or seen anything like it.

"It sounds like such a freak accident."

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