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Tributes paid to teenage boy killed in hit and run

The 15-year-old was out cycling in Whitesnake, near Preston, when he was hit by a car on Friday night. Credit: Lancashire Police

Tributes have been paid to Dylan Crossey, 15, who died after a hit and run in Lancashire late on Friday night, October 7.

The teenage footballer with "mesmerising skills" was cycling along Chain House Lane in Whitestake, near Preston, when he was hit by a car.

He was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital with serious head injuries before being transferred to Manchester Children's Hospital, where he later died.

Dylan was a much loved son and brother who loved nothing more than living life to its fullest. He was a gentleman and was growing into a fine young man. Dylan was an outstanding footballer and loved to watch his favourite team Preston North End both at home and away. Dylan was taken from us suddenly and without warning. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.

– Dylan's family

Dylan was a described as a talented and proud footballer, who represented his local team almost 100 times. In a Facebook post, Penwortham St Teresa's FC said Dylan "always represented the club with pride".

Today's U16 and U18 matches have been cancelled while the day's other fixtures will hold pre-match applause as a mark of respect.

The 15-year-old was out cycling in Whitesnake, near Preston, when he was hit by a car on Friday night. Credit: Facebook

Rival side Longridge Town Juniors posted: "Everyone at Longridge town juniors would like to pass on their condolences to the teams and family of Dylan Crossey.

"Dylan died last night in a tragic hit and run. He was 15.

"Dylan played for Penwortham St Teresa's and more recently Cadley.

"A very talented striker with silky, mesmerising skills, very often tying knots in our defence."

When we get news like this it hits us all in junior football. Hurts us all in our football community. Rest in peace Dylan.

– Spokesman, Longridge Town Juniors

A man, 42, from New Longton remains in custody on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink driving.

Police recovered a silver BMW 3 Series from an address in New Longton and are appealing for anyone who saw the vehicle in the area to come forward.

  • Anyone with information is asked to call Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log number 1316 of October 7.

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Teenage boy dies after hit and run in Lancashire

Police are appealing for anyone who has seen a damaged car in the area to get in touch. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

A teenage boy has died after a hit and run in Lancashire.

Dylan Crossey, 15, was out on his bike late on Friday night, October 7, when he was hit by a car on Chain House Lane in Whitestake near Preston.

Dylan suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital before he was transferred to Manchester Children's Hospital.

Police have arrested a man, 42, from New Longton on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink driving. He remains in custody.

They have also recovered a silver BMW 3 Series from an address in New Longton.

Dylan has very sadly died as a result of the injuries he sustained in this collision and we are continuing our investigation into this tragic incident.

We would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who may have seen a silver BMW 3 Series in the area around the time of the collision to contact us.

Similarly, if you have any other information that could assist with our on-going investigation I would urge you to get in touch with us as soon as possible."

– Chief Inspector Mike Adamson, Lancashire Constabulary
  • Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 1613 of October 7th.

11-year-old boy dies after hit and run

Forensic teams are at the scene in Ashton-under-Lyne Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

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.

The boy is believed to have been leaving the mosque when he was hit by a car on Monday afternoon. Credit: Google Maps

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.

– Sergeant Paul Higgins, Serious Collision Investigation Unit, GMP
The area around Mowbray Street remains cordoned off. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

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.

Teen bailed over attempted murder

A 16-year-old boy from Prenton, Wirral, who was arrested on Sunday, January 31, on suspicion of the attempted murder of a 17-year-old in Walton on Friday, January 29, has been released on bail.

The 17-year-old male victim of the suspected hit and run remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Teenager arrested over Liverpool hit and run

A 16-year-old from the Prenton area of Wirral was arrested on Sunday evening Credit: Dave Thompson / PA Wire/PA Images

Police investigating the attempted murder of a 17-year-old in Walton have arrested a 16-year-old male.

The 17-year-old remains in a critical condition in hospital with multiple injuries after the motorbike he was riding collided with a car at around 9pm on Friday, January 29.

Detectives have been carrying out enquiries over the weekend to trace the vehicle and its driver who failed to stop at the scene.

The 4x4 car we are keen to trace remains outstanding and we still need the public's help in finding it. It has a front headlight out, a distinctive silver rail running underneath the front and rear passenger doors and a spare wheel mounted on the back. We believe a 4x4 like this was in Wirral yesterday at around lunchtime so I would appeal to people in both Liverpool and Wirral to look out for it and call us if you think you know where it is.

– Det Ch Insp Mark Kameen, Liverpool CID
  • Anyone with information is asked to contact Liverpool CID on 0151 777 4065 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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57-year-old woman dies after hit and run

Police say a woman who was the victim of a hit and run in south Manchester last weekend has died.

Janice de Botte, 57, and her friend, aged 70, were hit by a van at a pedestrian crossing on Princess Road in West Didsbury at around 7pm on Saturday, January 16.

Witnesses say the van hit the women, stopped briefly, then drove away from the scene. The vehicle was later found at the entrance to Wythenshawe Park.

The two women were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. Janice de Botte has since died from her injuries. The 70-year-old woman remains in a serious but stable condition.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision. They have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Tragically one of the women has now died from her injuries while the other remains in a serious condition in hospital. We are continuing to support their families through this difficult time.

While we have made two arrests our investigation is still ongoing to establish exactly what happened and we are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident or seen the van before or after the collision to get in touch.

– Sergeant Mark Thomas, GMP's Serious Collision Investigation Unit
  • Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4741.

Second man charged over the death of 5 year old boy

Sam Walker

A second man has been charged in connection with the death of Samuel Walker. The 5 year old was knocked down and killed 11 years ago in Chorlton. The driver of a silver Mitsubishi Gallant, registered number J722 BUY failed to stop at the scene. Three hours after the crash, the owner of the car reported it stolen to the police.

In September 2012, officers from Greater Manchester Police reopened the case. Police have today charged Craig Chevelleau from Longsight, with perverting the course of justice.

Yesterday Nawnee Mackin was charged with causing death by dangerous driving. Both men will appear at Manchester Magistrates Court next month.

Eleven years ago a five year old boy lost his life. There are still a number of people in the community of Chorlton-cum-Hardy who have information about the death of Samuel Walker. I would urge these people to examine their conscience. If you have any information please do the right thing and come and speak to us, in confidence if necessary.”

– Officer, Sergeant Lee Westhead

Man charged with killing five-year-old boy from Manchester 11 years after his death

Sam Walker

A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving following after a five-year old boy from Manchester was killed 11 years ago.

On Sunday 9 February 2003, Samuel Walker was knocked down and killed on Hardy Lane in Chorlton. The driver failed to stop at the scene.

Nawnee Mackin, 34 from Chorlton will appear at Manchester Magistrates Court on Friday 5th December 2014.

Craig Chevelleau Credit: GMP

A second man, Craig Chevelleau, 34 from Longsight, is wanted by police for perverting the course of justice.

Senior Investigating Officer, Sergeant Lee Westhead said:

Eleven years ago, a five-year-old boy lost his life. "There are still a great many people in the community of Chorlton-cum-Hardy who have information about the death of Samuel Walker. "I would urge these people to examine their conscience.

If you have any information please do the right thing and come and speak to us, in confidence if necessary."

– Senior Investigating Officer, Sergeant Lee Westhead
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