Danny Wake's funeral

The funeral will take place for Danny Wake on November 19. The three year died last Monday when he was hit by a car, police are still trying to trace the driver.

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Hundreds turn-out for toddlers' funeral

Crowds gather at St John The Evangelist for Danny's funeral. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The funeral of a toddler killed in a hit and run in Darlington has been held this lunchtime.

Hundreds of people from the town turned out to attend the service in memory of three-year-old Danny Wake. The family gave ITV Tyne Tees permission to attend.

Many more came to pay their respects Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Danny died two weeks ago after being struck by a vehicle on Neasham Road in the town.

Police still haven't been able to trace the driver.


Police believe hit and run driver may live outside of North East

Officers investigating a hit and run in which a toddler died say the driver of the vehicle involved could live outside the North East. Three year old Danny Wake was killed in Darlington on Monday.

He'd been walking along Neasham Road with his mother and brother. Since then police have been trying to trace the driver. Police say it's possible the vehicle could have been a delivery van. Inspector Neil Fuller is from Durham Police:


Danny Wake's family "desperately" need information

Danny Wake's family making a statement today. Credit: ITV

The family of Danny Wake, the three-year-old boy who died in a hit and run collision in Darlington last Monday, have appealed for information about the incident.

"We desperately need to know how and why thishappened", they said.

They also said, "Since Monday morning we can only describe our lives as a living nightmare as we struggle to come to terms with the thought of never seeing our boy again.”

Community collection for toddler's funeral

Collections boxes raising money for Danny's funeral expenses Credit: ITV

Friends of the family of Danny Wake have been collecting money to go towards the toddler's funeral expenses. The three year old died after being hit by a vehicle in a hit and run in Darlington on Monday. Hundreds of flowers have been laid at the scene where it happened on Neasham Road.

Tributes left for Danny Wake Credit: ITV

Officers keen to trace a vehicle in toddler hit and run death

Police investigating the death of three-year-old Danny Wake are appealing for information about a vehicle they want to trace.

Police believe Danny was struck by a vehicle as he crossed Falmer Road in Darlington with his mother, brother and another child on Monday morning, November 4.

They want to trace a light coloured van resembling a Mercedes Sprinter. It has red markings on the side and rear and possibly a red logo.

New appeal to find driver after boy dies in hit and run

Police have made a new appeal for help to find a driver who killed a toddler in a hit and run in Darlington. Danny Wake, 3, died on Monday, November 4.

His family had been walking home from the town centre. They had been to collect a Christmas catalogue so he could choose his presents.

A 24-year-old man was arrested at the time but released without charge last night, November 5.

Katie Oakes reports.

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