AN AIR ambulance was forced to land in Wombwell cemetery to take a five-year-old boy to hospital.

The boy was hit by a silver Ford Galaxy on Cemetery Road, Wombwell on Tuesday afternoon.

Police were called to the incident at around 3.35pm and the road remained closed until 5.30pm later that afternoon.

The boy was taken to hospital and kept overnight as a precaution, but his injuries are not thought serious.