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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.
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.
The funeral of three year old Danny Wake is due to take place on Tuesday (19 November).
The toddler died on 4 November after he was hit by a car on Neasham Road in Darlington.
Thousands of lanterns will be released in Darlington this evening in memory of Danny Wake. The three year old died last Monday when he was hit by a car as he walked with his mother and brother. Police are still trying to trace the driver.
It's a week since a toddler was killed in a hit and run in Darlington, but police say they're still having problems finding the vehicle involved.
The parents of three year old Danny Wake have pleaded with the driver to come forward.
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:
The parents of three-year-old Danny Wake have said he was the light of their lives. The toddler was killed after being hit by a vehicle in Darlington while out with his mother and brother.
Danny's family say they desperately need answers - pleading with the driver to contact police.
Frances Read reports.
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.”
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.
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.
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.