A teenager has been charged with robbery, assault and dangerous driving after a boy has been left fighting for his life following a crash at the weekend.

The 15-year-old boy, who police believe was riding an e-scooter at the time, was injured at around 2.25pm on Sunday after he and an 18-year-old on an electric bike were both involved in a crash with a car on Stand Lane, Radcliffe.

Police launched an investigation and have today (Tuesday) announced that two men were arrested in connection with the incident, with one now charged with robbery and assault.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: “We were called at 2.25pm on Sunday to a report of concern for the welfare of a teenage boy on Stand Lane.

“The boy, aged 15, is believed to have been riding an e-scooter, alongside an 18-year-old man on an electric bike, when they were both involved in a collision with a car.

“Emergency services took the 15-year-old boy to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

“The 18-year-old received treatment for minor injuries, and investigators are appealing for information about the whereabouts of the electric bike he was riding as it's believed to have been taken from the scene.”

A blue Ford Focus, which is believed to have been the vehicle involved in the incident, has since been located and recovered from Hazel Avenue, Radcliffe.

After finding the Ford Focus, police appealed for anyone with information or dashcam footage showing the crash to come forward.

Now, two days on, officers say they have made two arrests in connection with the incident.

A police spokesperson said: “So far two arrests have been made, both men aged 18, with Niara Razawa, 18, of Plymouth Drive, Bramhall, since being charged with robbery, section 18 assault, section 47 assault, and dangerous driving.

“He was remanded in custody to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court today.

“The second 18-year-old suspect remains in custody for questioning.”

Police are still appealing for further information and say witnesses can call them on 101 quoting log number 1807 of May 1.

Alternatively, witnesses can contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.