Danny Wake thousands of lanterns released

Thousands of people have released lanterns in to the nights sky in Darlington in memory of Danny Wake, the three year old killed in a Hit and Run.

Thousands of the lanterns were released in a touching memory to Danny Wake who died after being hit by a vehicle in Darlington.

Danny Died after a visit to Darlington Town centre where he had been to select an Argos Catalogue so he could select his Christmas Presents.

Thousands of people turned up to South Park, North Park and Lascelles Park to release there lanterns, Those who could not make it to the event set their own off near their homes.

Danny Wake was Killed following an incident at 10.35am on Monday, November 4 at the junction of Neasham Road and Falmer Road, in Darlington, and police are urging witnesses to the incident to come forward as no suspect has been arrested.

Police have been trying to trace a light-coloured Mercedes Sprinter-style van with distinctive red markings on the side and back, which police say was in the Neasham Road and Falmer Road area at the time.

Teesside Incidents did not attend the event at the request of family members.