Witnesses are being sought after a two-year-old girl was hit by a car in Lynton yesterday (Thursday) evening.

The toddler has been airlifted to Musgrove Hospital in Taunton with serious head injuries following the 6.20pm collision with a car at Crossmead.

The vehicle was a grey coloured Mitsubishi driven by a 71-year-old local woman.

The girl had been staying in Lynton for a week on holiday from London with her family.

Officers from the serious collisions unit attended the scene and the road was closed for four hours. Enquiries are currently ongoing.

If anyone witnessed the collision please email 101@dc.police.uk or call 101 and quote log 776 of August 9.