Girl, 11, dies af­ter be­ing hit by car


A LIT­TLE girl has died af­ter be­ing hit by a Range Rover in Rochdale.

The 11-year-old girl was struck on Tay­lor Street at around 3.30pm on Mon­day.

Po­lice say the child was pro­nounced dead at the scene, de­spite the best ef­forts of the emer­gency ser­vices.

A 33-year-old woman has been ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of caus­ing death by dan­ger­ous driv­ing.

She re­mained in cus­tody for ques­tion­ing as the Ob­server went to press.

A po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion has now been launched and en­quiries are on­go­ing.

Po­lice Sergeant Lee West­head, of GMP’s Se­ri­ous Col­li­sion In­ves­ti­ga­tion Unit, said: “This was an in­cred­i­bly tragic in­ci­dent that has left a fam­ily heart­bro­ken and we have spe­cially trained of­fi­cers sup­port­ing them at this unimag­in­ably dif­fi­cult time. While we have a woman in cus­tody, our in­ves­ti­ga­tion is clearly in its very early stages and I would urge any­one who wit­nessed this col­li­sion or has any in­for­ma­tion or dash-cam footage to please get in touch.”

A po­lice scene was put in place and Tay­lor Street was closed at the junc­tion with Red Lane and Whit­worth Road.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should call GMP’s Se­ri­ous Col­li­sion In­ves­ti­ga­tion Unit on 0161 856 4741 quot­ing ref­er­ence num­ber 1204 of 01/10/2018, or the in­de­pen­dent char­ity Crimestop­pers, anony­mously, on 0800 555 111.

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