11 year old boy killed in Manchester

A School boy aged 11 has been killed in a hit and run in Ashton-Under-Lyne.

Greater Manchester Police have launched a hunt for the driver who hit the boy on Moss Street West on the Mowbray Street junction.

The boy was rushed to hospital were he later died.

Police have confirmed they are looking for a dark grey or black Mercedes A or B class car.

Sergeant Paul Higgins, of Greater Manchester Police serious collision investigation unit, “A child has tragically been killed in a collision and we are doing all we can to trace the driver of the vehicle.

“While we are in the early stages of our investigation we believe the car involved is a dark grey or black Mercedes A or B class and it will have damage to the front nearside headlight.

“We would ask if anyone saw the vehicle around the time of the collision, or has seen it since, that they contact us.

“It may be the vehicle has been parked up and left somewhere nearby so I would ask people living in the area to check outside their house and call us if they see a vehicle matching the description.”