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Boy, 11, killed in hit-and-run collision in Manchester

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An 11-year-old boy has been killed in a hit-and-run collision in Manchester.

The child was treated by paramedics at the scene in the Beswick area of the city but died of his injuries later in hospital.

Officers have arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The motorist was detained after he went to a police station and remains in custody for questioning.

The collision happened in Albert Street shortly after 6.10pm on Saturday.

Police later found an abandoned grey VW Golf nearby that is believed to have been involved in the crash.

PC Karl Horner 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.”

:: Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 4741 quoting reference number 1642 of 12/01/2019. Or they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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