Man arrested over hit and run death
A man has been arrested by police investigating the hit and run death of a 16-year-old boy.
Callum Hilton, 16, was struck by a car shortly before 6.30pm on Saturday in Bury, Greater Manchester.
Speaking shortly before news of the arrest emerged, Detective Inspector Amber Waywell of Greater Manchester Police said the youngster's family were "going through hell".
The officer added: "Callum's mother and grandfather just want to know what happened to him. It's just awful. I can't imagine what his family, his mother, will be going through. A young boy goes out on a Saturday evening and doesn't come home."
Callum was heading to a party which had been publicised on Facebook with two friends and his cousin.
The boys, three aged 16 and one aged 18, were all from the Middleton and Heywood areas of Greater Manchester.Callum was crossing Stand Lane in Radcliffe, near the Hawthorn Hotel, when he was hit by a silver or white Peugeot.
"We don't know exactly what address they were going to," the officer said. "The reason they were crossing the road was because they needed to get directions and they saw the hotel on the opposite side of the road."
In a statement released by GMP, Callum's grandad Graham Hilton said: "We are absolutely devastated at this time at the tragic loss of Callum, our beloved son, brother and grandson.
"Words are not enough to express how we feel at this time over the tragic death of Callum.
"We ask that we be allowed to grieve at this sad time, but thank all his friends for their kind words and support."