Boy, 13, dies after hit-and-run crash with Jaguar as teen ‘driver’, 15, is arrested



A 13-YEAR-OLD boy had died after he was being hit by a Jaguar allegedly driven by a 15-year-old.

Jack Worwood was on his way to meet pals to play football when he was hit by the car in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Greater Manchester.

Jack, who cops say was on the pavement at the time of the crash, was rushed to hospital with serious injuries but has sadly died.

Greater Manchester Police said the driver and passenger of the Jaguar failed to stop after the collision.

A 15-year-old boy and a 21-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, causing death while uninsured, causing death while unlicensed, and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

Both remain in custody for questioning.

Earlier today, mum Tracey Marie Robinson shared a picture of Jack in hospital as she had pleaded for anyone with information to come forward.

Jack’s mum wrote on Facebook: “Please please if anyone can help us as a family to find information regarding a hit and run in Ashton-in-Makerfield yesterday, that has left our 13 year old son on life support and is critical condition.

“Jack Worwood is just 13 and was on the pavement on the way to meet his friends to play football, he had only left the house 15 mins prior to the hit and run.

“This has devastated all our family and extended family.”

Officers were called to reports of a hit and run between a car and a teen at around 4.30pm on Old Road, Tuesday.

Police said the teen had been walking along the pavement when the Jaguar smashed into him.

The car then crashed into a brick wall in another collision on nearby Mayfield Street.

The road in Ashton-in-Makerfield, which is between Manchester and Liverpool, was closed for around six hours as cops investigated.

Sergeant Darren Hancock of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This is devastating news and our thoughts are wholeheartedly with Jack’s family as they struggle to come to terms with what has happened.

“We are determined to find them the answers they deserve and I want to again appeal to the public to come forward with any information or dash-cam footage that may assist us.”

Anyone with information should contact GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 1965 of 08/07/20.

Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



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