A teenage boy was seriously hurt in a go karting crash in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The 13-year-old was racing around a go karting track at 12.30am when he allegedly crashed into tyres, injuring himself.

The track is operated by a private firm on Triq Durumblat in Mosta.

An ambulance took the child to hospital, where doctors certified him as being seriously injured.

In a statement, the police said they are investigating further.