AN APPEAL for witnesses has been launched after a nine-year-old girl was hit by a bus in Swindon yesterday..

The collision, between the pedestrian and a single decker Thamesdown Bus happened just before 5.50pm on Moredon Road close to the junction with Church Walk.

Paramedics and police officers were called but the girl, from Swindon, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Wiltshire Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to police to come forward immediately.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Pete Williamson from the serious collision investigation team on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.