A nine-year-old boy has died after the bicycle he was riding was dragged underneath a bus in Redditch.
The youngster, who has not yet been named, was pronounced dead at the scene of the tragedy on Thursday afternoon.
A spokesman for West Mercia Constabulary said it is believed the boy initially collided with the front nearside of the single-decker bus after emerging from an alleyway.
"Unfortunately the boy was dragged under the bus and run over by the rear wheels," the spokesman added.
Anyone who witnessed the accident, which happened on a bus-only section of Church Hill Way at about 12.10pm, should contact PC Tom Symonds at Redditch police on 08457 444888.