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Man, 23, arrested in connection with hit-and-run death

Credit: Youens family

Police in Merseyside have confirm that a 23-year-old man is today, Wednesday 30th March, in custody, following a fatal road traffic accident in St Helens in which Violet-Grace was hit on Friday.

He was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving following an incident on Prescot Road, St Helens, on Friday 24th March.

He will be questioned by detectives on Merseyside today.

The news comes after the mother of 23-year-old Aidan McAteer made a televised appeal for him to turn himself in yesterday after police named him as a suspect in connection with the incident.


Two men arrested in connection with 'hit-and-run' death

Two men have been arrested following the death of a girl in a suspected hit-and-run.

Four-year-old Violet-Grace Youens died after she was hit by a black Ford Fiesta while walking through St Helens last week.

Violet-Grace Youens Credit: Family handout

Two men were caught on CCTV fleeing the scene after the crash in Prescot Road at around 3pm on Friday.

A 27-year-old man from St Helens has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He has been detained at a police station in Merseyside to be interviewed.

A 23-year-old man from Prescot was arrested on suspicion of being carried on a stolen vehicle and has since been released pending further enquiries.


Merseyside Police looking for Phillip Maddox

Phillip Maddox Credit: Merseyside Police

Police in Merseyside have stepped up their search for a man believed to have information on an assault that happened in St Helens on Sunday.

Phillip Maddox, 46, from the Rainford area, remains outstanding despite police efforts to trace him.

He's described as white, 6ft tall, with green eyes and shaved black hair with a heavy build.

  • Anyone with information is urged to contact Merseyside police by calling 101.
  • Or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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