An 11-year-old boy has tragically died in a hit and run incident.

The boy was rushed on blue lights to a nearby hospital just after 6pm.

He was tragically pronounced dead shortly after arriving.

It’s believed he was hit by a grey VW Golf which did not stop after the crash and was later found abandoned nearby.

A man then turned up at a local police station and handed himself he was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He remains in custody for questioning.

The area around Albert Street in Beswick, Manchester, remains closed while detectives begin their investigation.

PC Karl Horner 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 enquiries 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 Greater Manchester Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting reference number 1642 of 12/01/2019.

Or you can call independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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