A TEN-YEAR-OLD boy was hit by a car on his way back from school in Gravesend.

Police and ambulance crews were called to Rochester Road, at 3.30pm yesterday. (Jan 23)

The boy, understood to be a pupil at nearby St John's Catholic Comprehensive School, was treated by paramedics at the junction with Abbey Road but did not need to be taken to hospital.

His mother was at the scene.