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Boy killed in hit-and-run incident

A six-year-old boy has been knocked down and killed by a hit-and-run driver.

The incident happened in Fishpond Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, at around 12.20pm on Saturday.

West Yorkshire Police said the boy was a pedestrian and was struck by a grey or light-coloured small hatchback-type car which failed to stop.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Bottomley, of the force's homicide and major inquiry team, said: "This is a tragic incident which has devastated the boy's family.

"At this stage we believe the driver is a young white male and the vehicle is likely to have front-end damage as a result of the collision."

A heart-breaking note left at the scene where the child was hit said: "To mummy and daddy's little soldier, forever in our hearts, love u always."

Well-wishers have left flowers, soft toys and notes by the side of the road where the tragedy occurred.

Police said the boy's identity would not be released until Monday.


From Belfast Telegraph