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Tributes paid to man who died after hit and run in Liverpool

Matthew Bradley Credit: Merseyside Police

The family of a man who was killed in an alleged hit and run incident in Liverpool city centre on Friday night have paid tribute to him.

Matthew Bradley, who was 24 and originally from Glenavy in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, was on a night out with friends when he was hit by a silver BMW car at 11.40.

The driver of the car sped off, leaving Matthew critically injured in the street. He died from his injuries a short time later in hospital.

Police believe they've found the car which was involved in the crash and they're carrying out forensic examinations. They're trying to trace the driver.

Matthew was hugely talented and award-winning in his chosen career of landscaping gardening - following in his dad's footsteps - and had an illustrious career ahead of him.

He was a funny, kind-hearted and generous young man who will be sorely missed by all that I knew him.

– Matthew's family