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16 year old boy killed in Bury hit and run

Greater Manchester Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision in Bury Photo: PA Images

A teenage boy has died following a fail-to-stop collision in Bury.

At about 6.30pm on Saturday 3 November 2012, police in Bury were called to Stand Lane in Radcliffe following reports a teenage boy had been in collision with a car. Officers attended and established a scene outside the Hawthorn Hotel where the collision occurred.

The 16-year-old boy, who was out with friends, was crossing Stand Lane when he collided with a silver Peugeot which did not stop at the scene. A car matching the description of the one used in the incident was later found near to Bury town centre but the occupants were not present.

Police are investigating whether this was the car used in the incident or whether the actual vehicle itself is also outstanding. Inquiries are still ongoing to trace all those who were on board, none of whom have yet come forward. The young boy sustained a serious, life-threatening head injury and was taken to hospital where he later sadly died. His family were with him at the time. Police are now appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Inspector Amber Waywell said: "First and foremost our thoughts and sympathies are with this young boy's family following this tragedy, and a specially-trained Family Liaison Officer has been appointed to support the family during this traumatic ordeal.

"Understandably, the family are absolutely distraught and both want and deserve answers as to what exactly happened last night.

"What I can say is that from our initial inquiries, it would appear this young boy was simply crossing the road when he collided with the silver Peugeot which did not stop at the scene. We later recovered a car although it is unclear if this was the actual vehicle used. However, what is certain is that none of the occupants were present, so our main focus is now on finding all those who were on board.

"It has been more than 12 hours since this tragic incident and the occupants have still not come forward, so I would urge them in the strongest possible terms to make themselves known to police immediately. A young boy has tragically lost his life and his family are devastated so do the right thing and call us.

"I would also appeal to anyone who witnessed what happened, or perhaps saw this car being driven at high speed or even abandoned in the town centre to come forward immediately."

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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