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Tragedy as boy, eight, dies in hospital two days after being hit by BMW

Tragedy as boy, eight, dies in hospital two days after being hit by BMW – as police arrest man, 33, for death by dangerous driving

An eight-year-old boy has died in hospital after being hit by a car in Greater Manchester.

Police have arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following the crash in Ashton-Under-Lyne on Thursday night.

The boy had begun to cross the road in Ryecroft Street shortly after 8.15pm when he was stuck by a black BMW.

He was rushed to hospital but has tragically since died. 

Sergeant Matthew Picton of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said yesterday: ‘This was a tragic incident.

‘Our thoughts are with him and his family during this difficult time.

‘Our officers are working hard to find out more details about what happened during and after the collision.

‘If you were on or around Ryecroft Street at the time of the incident and witnessed the collision or saw the car involved please contact police as soon as possible.

Any dash cam or CCTV footage of the incident could prove invaluable in our search for more information.’

Anyone with information or footage of the incident is urged to contact GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident number 2597 of 23/07/2020 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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