Independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £3,000 for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of a driver that killed a three year old boy in Darlington.

Danny Wake was returning from a trip to town with his mother, brother and another child at around 10.35am on Monday 4th November when it is believed that he strayed into the road and was hit by an unknown vehicle. The purpose of the trip was to collect a toy catalogue so that he could choose his Christmas presents.

The incident occurred near the junction of Neasham Road and Falmer Road, but the driver of the vehicle failed to stop and may not even be aware of what had happened.

Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £3,000 for information passed to the charity’s 0800 555 111 number that leads to an arrest and prosecution of the person responsible.

Kayren Winter, Danny’s mum, said: “We cannot begin to describe how difficult and painful the last three months have been for our family. Our lives changed forever on the 4th November last year when our beautiful little boy Danny was taken from us. What has made it so much harder is not knowing why this has happened. Three months later we still need answers to the questions we have. If anyone knows anything about what happened to Danny that day then please contact Crimestoppers.”

Crimestoppers’ North East Regional Manager, Dave Hunter, said: “This is a heartbreaking time for Danny’s family as they continue to try to come to terms with his tragic death. They desperately need to know exactly what happened on that day. Crimestoppers would urge anyone with information to contact the charity anonymously, safe in the knowledge that no one will ever know you contacted us.”

If you have any information on this incident please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our anonymous online form

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