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Boy, 11, dies after being struck by car in hit-and-run collision

Published 29/02/2016

Police are searching for the vehicle
Police are searching for the vehicle

An 11-year-old boy has been killed in a hit-and-run collision.

The boy died in hospital shortly after being hit by a car on Moss Street West at the junction with Mowbray Street in Ashton-under-Lyne at 4.45pm, Greater Manchester Police said.

The imam of Mosque Hamza, Shayful Islam, told the Manchester Evening News it happened after prayers and the "whole community is in shock and praying for the family".

He said the boy had "quite happily came out of the mosque. As he crossed the road there was a car driving at a really fast speed and he got run over".

GMP said the car, believed to be a dark grey or black Mercedes A or B class, did not stop at the scene.

Sergeant Paul Higgins, of the serious collision investigation unit, said: "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."

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