A SIX-year-old boy from Widnes has been left petrified to leave the house after being hit by an off road bike.

The boy, who was hit by a scrambler travelling at high speed, sustained a number of physical injuries - including a concussion, which was treated in hospital.

His dad said: "The location of this incident was at on a public footpath that runs parallel with the A557 near to the boarder with Bold - the area is frequented by dog walkers, joggers and has been blighted with scrambler bikes for a number of years.

"I fear that the paths are a continuation of what is referred to as the Mad Mile by folk who use illegal scrambler bikes."

A spokesman for Cheshire Police said: "Shortly after 7pm on Tuesday, May 19, police received a report of a collision involving a scrambler bike on a footpath off Cranshaw Lane in Widnes.

"Officers attended the scene and discovered that a six-year-old boy from Widnes had sustained minor injuries as a result of the incident.

"They spoke to the rider of the bike, a 14-year-old boy from Widnes."

The 14-year-old voluntarily attended a police station the following day and was interviewed under caution about the incident.

Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing.

Anyone with information that may aid the investigation is asked to call Cheshire Constabulary on 101 quoting IML708616.