POLICE are appealing for information after a child was seriously injured during an outdoor festival in Southport today (Sunday, June 4).

At around 2pm, it was reported that a nine-year-old boy had sustained significant injuries at the event in Victoria Park, on Rotten Row.

The boy was inside an inflatable zorb ball on a lake, which was unexpectedly raised into the air before it landed on the grass.

A second zorb ball containing another child was also raised at the same time, but thankfully this child was unharmed.

The nine-year-old was taken to hospital by air ambulance for treatment to his injuries.

He remains in hospital at this time.

Merseyside Police are appealing for anyone who may have captured images or videos of the incident to please get in touch to help us establish the circumstances of what happened.

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If you have any information, DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 596.