A DRIVER has been arrested after a young boy was killed in a horrific hit-and-run collision.
The 11-year-old boy was treated by paramedics at the scene of the crash in Beswick, Manchester.
Tragically, he died in hospital from his injuries.
A grey VW Golf, believed to have been involved in the accident on Albert Street just after 6pm on Saturday was found abandoned a short distance away.
Pictures from the scene show a bike lying on the side of the road.
Police say a 31-year-old man later went into a police station and was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
“We have a man in custody but our inquiries continue as we work to establish the full circumstances which led to this collision”
PC Karl Horner, GMP serious collision investigation unit
The man hasn’t been named and is still in custody for questioning, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said.
Surrounding roads were still cordoned off on Sunday morning while investigations continue.
GMP tweeted to say Albert Street had been closed between Charlestown Street and Darley Street, while Doric Close was also closed.
Residents responded with horror at what had happened.
Kevin Kelly tweeted: “RIP young man, gone so soon.”
Beswick is east of Manchester city centre, close to Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium.
PC Karl Horner, from 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.
“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.
Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.