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Girl, 10, struck and killed in Hamilton; journalists detained at scene

NEWS STAFF | posted Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

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Hamilton police investigate after a 10-year-old girl was struck and killed near Evans Road and Highway 5 in the Waterdown area on May 16, 2017. Image credit: CHCH

A 10-year-old girl was struck and killed in Hamilton on Tuesday evening and, during the investigation, police detained a cameraman and photographer.

It happened near Evans Road and Highway 5 in the Waterdown area.

The girl was taken to hospital and later died.

The driver remained at the scene.

Police detained Global TV cameraman Jeremy Cohn and a freelance photographer who were covering the news at the time.

Hamilton police confirmed two journalists had been detained, but wouldn’t comment further.

Troy Reeb, senior VP of news for Shaw Media, said Cohn was released unharmed and without charge.

“We are deeply concerned by the circumstances surrounding the arrest of a @globalnews journalist and another photographer in Hamilton today,” he said on Twitter.

“We will be following up directly with @HamiltonPolice in the days ahead.”

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