Man arrested after 11-year-old boy killed in hit and run
A motorist has been arrested after an 11-year-old boy was killed in a hit and run.
The child, named locally as Taylor Schoield, was treated by paramedics at the scene in Beswick, Manchester, but died of his injuries in hospital.
A grey Volkswagen Golf believed to have been involved in the collision in Albert Street shortly before 6.10pm on Saturday was found abandoned nearby.
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, Greater Manchester Police said.
Floral tributes were tied to a lamppost near the scene of the collision in Albert Street on Sunday.
One message read: “No words will describe how missed you will be little man x Rest in paradise x.”
A black Manchester United away shirt was also tied to the post.
One neighbour said: “I didn’t know the lad to talk to but he loved my dog and would always stroke him. You would see him every day at the shop on his bike. It’s so tragic.”
He said residents had complained about speeding vehicles on the road for some time.
PC Karl Horner, from 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 dificult 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.