Suspect held over Matthew Bradley hit-and-run death in Liverpool
A man has been arrested after an award-winning landscape gardener from Northern Ireland was killed in a suspected hit-and-run in Liverpool.
The 22-year-old was detained on suspicion of causing the death of Matthew Bradley by dangerous driving.
Mr Bradley, originally from Glenavy in Co Antrim, was fatally injured when he was hit by a silver BMW in Liverpool city centre late on Friday during a night out with friends.
Merseyside Police said the driver sped off as bystanders tried to help Mr Bradley. He was taken to hospital but later died.
In a statement, his parents Donal and Margaret Bradley, speaking on behalf of his sisters Claire, Roisin and Megan, and his girlfriend Rhiannon, said: "Matthew was hugely talented and award-winning in his chosen career of landscape gardening - following in his dad's footsteps - and had an illustrious career ahead of him. He was a funny, kind-hearted and generous young man who will be sorely missed by all that knew him."