An eight-year-old boy remains in a coma after being assaulted by police accompanying a member of the royal family in London on Wednesday.
According to the British media, whose BBCHelen Holland, 81, collided with a police motorbike carrying Sophie Rhys-Jones, Duchess of Edinburgh, at around 3:20pm in the west of the British capital. Prince Edward’s wifeYoungest son of Queen Elizabeth.
An open inquiry
According to London police, the octogenarian was taken to hospital where he remains in a “critical condition”. An investigation has been launched by the Independent Office for Police Conduct.
Buckingham Palace, meanwhile, said the duchess’s “deepest thoughts and prayers are with the injured woman and her family”. A Buckingham Palace spokesman added that the Duchess was “grateful for the quick response of the emergency services and will be kept informed of developments.”
The octogenarian’s son and daughter-in-law told the BBC they were “shocked and sickened by his serious injuries”. “She is well looked after by the NHS and we are deeply grateful for their help in keeping her alive,” they added.
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