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An 11-year-old boy has died after being hit by a car in Ashton-under-Lyne.
Police were called to the scene at the junction of Moss Street West and Mowbray Street shortly before 5pm on Monday.
The 11-year-old was taken to hospital where he 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.
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.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or who has any information is asked to call police on 0161 856 4741 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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A murder investigation has been launched after a man was killed during an assault as his van was being stolen.
The victim was named by police as James Ray, 69, a father of two and grandfather of four from York.
It happened on the Plantation Industrial Estate in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, just after midday yesterday.
Emergency services were called to a report of a serious assault and found Mr Ray with serious head injuries.
He was taken to Hope Hospital where he died in the early hours of today - his 70th birthday.
Greater Manchester Police say the offenders left the scene in a car and also drove away in the victim's white transit van.
“We have made two arrests but the investigation is continuing and we are still seeking information.
"We believe there is at least one other person outstanding and I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the van and Fiesta being driven erratically to contact police.
"I would also appeal to anyone who knows who owns the Fiesta or who has been using it in recent days and weeks to call us.
A 23-year-old man and a 44-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody for questioning.
- Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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