A motorist has been arrested after a 11-year-old boy was killed in a ‘hit-and-run’ collision.
The youngster – believed to have been cycling – was treated by paramedics at the scene of the incident in Beswick, Manchester, but died of his injuries in hospital.
A grey VW Golf, believed to have been involved in the collision in Albert Street shortly after 6.10pm on Saturday, left the scene and was found abandoned a short distance away.
Officers responded to a serious collision on Albert Street in Beswick, Manchester
A 31-year-old man later attended a police station and was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
The suspect remains in custody for questioning, said Greater Manchester Police (GMP).
Pc Karl Horner, of GMP’s serious collision investigation unit, said: ‘This was a tragic incident in which a young boy lost his life, and my thoughts are with his family at this unimaginably difficult time.
The suspect remains in custody for questioning, said Greater Manchester Police
‘We have a man in custody but our inquiries continue as we work to establish the full circumstances which led to this collision.
‘If you think you saw the driver of the grey VW Golf around the time of the collision, or if you witnessed what happened, then please get in touch with us as soon as possible. We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have dashcam footage of the incident or the events leading up to it.’
Anyone with information should call GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting reference number 1642 of 12/01/2019, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Surrounding roads have been cordoned off while investigations continue.
Pc Karl Horner, of GMP’s serious collision investigation unit, said: ‘This was a tragic incident in which a young boy lost his life’