12-year-old hit by flying shopping trolley in Erith

PUBLISHED: 13:37 02 September 2014 | UPDATED: 10:28 04 September 2014

Police van

Police van


Police are appealing for witnesses after a 12-year-old was hit by a trolley.

On August 23 just before 11am a shopping trolley was thrown off a walkway on Yarnton Way, Erith, striking the victim as they walked along Wolvercote road with a friend.

The victim was hit on the back and collapsed, and was taken to a South London hospital suffering from bad bruising and concussion.

PC Chris Molnar, Thamesmead East’s dedicated ward officer, said: “This could have been a deliberate act, or tomfoolery gone wrong. Whatever the mindset, this could have resulted in serious injuries for the victim and it is only luck that the 12-year-old victim does not have life changing injuries. We need the community to assist us with this investigation and identify those responsible.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information is asked to contact officers on at Bexley Police on 020 8721 2049 or via email

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