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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


Three arrested a decade after schoolboy killed

Sam Walker

Police investigating the death of a five-year-old boy, who was knocked down and killed by a car in Chorlton more than 10 years ago, have made three arrests. It follows a public appeal for information earlier this year on the 10th anniversary of Sam Walker's death.

A 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, a 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and perjury and a 56-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of perjury.

All three remain in police custody for questioning.

Fresh appeal 10 years after hit and run

Sam Walker was hit and killed 10 years ago on Hardy Lane in Chorlton. He'd been out buying sweets with his mum and sister. Today would have been his 16th birthday.

Police are back out in the area and have parked a replica of the car that killed the 5 year old on the street in happened.

Officers hope it will jog people's memories and appeal to the driver to give himself up. A £20,000 reward has also been offered for information that leads to a conviction.

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