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Alleged police 'near miss' with child prompts probe

A near miss allegedly involving a police car and a 10-year-old girl has prompted an internal inquiry by the Australian Federal Police.

Michael Sebo told Fairfax Media that his daughter was crossing the road outside Chapman Primary School when what appeared to be a police car sped through the pedestrian crossing just before 9am on Thursday.

Mr Sebo, whose wife witnessed the incident, said his daughter was within less than a metre of the vehicle. ''My daughter has jumped out of the car, looked both ways and started crossing,'' he said.

''She had already stepped out on to the crossing and then had to jump back not to be hit.''

Mr Sebo said his wife had gotten back in and driven up Streeton Drive towards the intersection with Namatjira Drive, where she saw the vehicle and took down its details.

An AFP spokesman said the matter was the subject of an internal investigation. Stephanie Anderson