Boy, 11, Killed In Hit And Run In Manchester As Man, 31, Is Arrested

A man has been arrested after an 11-year-old boy was killed in a hit-and-run collision.

The youngster was treated by paramedics at the scene of the incident in Beswick, Manchester, but died of his injuries in hospital on Saturday night.

A grey VW Golf, believed to have been involved in the collision in Albert Street at about 6.10pm, left the scene and was found abandoned a short distance away.

A 31-year-old man later attended a police station and was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Officers are currently responding to a serious collision on Albert Street in Beswick. Albert Street is currently closed between Charlestown Street and Darley Street. Doric Close is also closed. Please avoid the area where possible to allow emergency services access.

— G M Police (@gmpolice)

January 12, 2019

The suspect remains in custody for questioning, Greater Manchester Police said.

PC Karl Horner, of the force'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.

"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."

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Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 4741, quoting reference number 1642 of January 12, 2019. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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