POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a young child received serious head injuries after being struck by a car on a pedestrian crossing in Salisbury.

The accident occurred at about 11am on August 18 at the pelican crossing at the junction between Castle Road and Blue Boar Row.

A 25-year-old woman was crossing the road carrying the child when they were hit by a green Ford Mondeo.

The woman and child were knocked to the ground and were taken to Salisbury District Hospital. The child was later transferred to Southampton General Hospital to the neurological unit but has since been released.

Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to contact PC Catherine Kirkham at Salisbury Police Station on 0845 408 7000 ext 723817.

Alternatively, information can be left anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.