THE nine-year-old boy who was seriously injured following a collision with a bus in Haydon Wick last week is showing signs of recovery.

The incident took place at 3.17pm on Friday when the child was in a collision with a single decker bus, which was travelling along Westfield Way approaching Haydon Roundabout.

The child was seriously hurt in the collision and was airlifted to Frenchay Hospital, in Bristol. No-one else was injured during the collision.

He was taken off a ventilator on Tuesday and he is now breathing for himself. He has also spoken to his family and answered some questions, which are both positive signs.

He will continue to stay in the High Dependency Ward at Frenchay to be monitored and his condition is now described as being stable.

Officers from the Wiltshire Police Serious Collision Investigation Team are still appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Christopher Penny on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.