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11-year-old boy dies after hit & run in Ashton-u-Lyne

A child has died following a collision in Ashton-under-Lyne.

At 4.45pm on Monday 29 February 2016, police were called to reports of a
collision involving an 11-year-old boy and a car on Moss Street West at
the junction with Mowbray Street in Ashton-under-Lyne.

The 11-year-old was taken to hospital but sadly died a short time later.

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

Police are appealing for information and witnesses.

Sergeant Paul Higgins from 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

“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.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 4741 or the
independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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