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


An 11-year-old boy has died after being after being the victim of a hit-and-run collision.

Greater Manchester Police said the youngster was hit by a car on Moss Street West at the junction with Mowbray Street in Ashton-under-Lyne at 4.45pm

He died in hospital a short time later but 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."