Mother and her three year-old are taken to hospital after falling into canal in Berkshire 

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Mother and her three year-old are taken to hospital after falling into canal in Berkshire

Mother and child were pulled from the River Kennet in Newbury this afternoonEmergency services rushed to the scene and condition of the pair is unknown Police ask members of the public to avoid the area as officers remain on scene

By Faith Ridler For Mailonline

Published: 17:15 GMT, 13 March 2021 | Updated: 17:34 GMT, 13 March 2021

A mother and her three-year-old child were today rushed to hospital after falling into a canal in Berkshire.

Emergency crews scrambled to the scene near a police station in Newbury at around 2pm following reports the mother and child had plunged into the River Kennet.

The pair were recovered from the water and taken to hospital but there has been no update on their condition.

Thames Valley Police were in attendance at the scene, where the River Kennet joins the Avon Canal near the A339 Newbury Ring Road, alongside paramedics and fire crews.

Emergency crews scrambled to the scene near a police station in Newbury at around 9pm following reports the mother and child had plunged into the River Kennet

The pair were recovered from the water and taken to hospital but there has been no update on their condition

A major rescue operation was launched, but thankfully the mother and her three-year-old were quickly pulled out of the water.  

Officers remain at the scene today and members of the public have been being urged to avoid the area.

A Thames Valley Police spokesman said; 'Thames Valley Police officers were called at about 2pm today following reports that a woman and a three-year-old child had fallen into the canal near Ash Bridge, close to the A339, Newbury.

Thames Valley Police were in attendance at the scene, where the River Kennet joins the Avon Canal near the A339 Newbury Ring Road, alongside paramedics and fire crews

Officers remain at the scene today and members of the public have been being urged to avoid the area.

'Officers and other emergency services attended. Both the woman and child have been recovered from the water and are being taken to hospital for treatment at this time.

'Officers remain on the scene and members of the public are asked to avoid the area.'

Anyone with information which could help an investigation into the incident is asked to call 101, quoting reference number INC-20210313-1050

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