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Tragic toddler's death: inquest to hear evidence

Danny Wake died walking home with his family last November. Credit: Durham Police

An inquest is due to re-open into the death of a boy, aged 3, who died in a hit and run.

Danny Wake was walking home from Darlington town centre with his mother and brother when he was hit by a vehicle, which did not stop.

He died of a head injury.

It happened at about 10.35am on Monday November 4 2013.

Since then, police have reviewed hundreds of hours of CCTV footage and interviewed several witnesses.

The driver has not been traced.


Danny Wake hit and run: fresh appeal

Danny Wake

Six months after a three-year-old was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Darlington, police have issued a fresh appeal for information.

Danny Wake was struck by a vehicle as he crossed Falmer Road, just off Neasham Road.

It happened at about 10.35am on Monday November 4.

Since then, police have reviewed hundreds of hours of CCTV footage and interviewed several witnesses.

Today (May 9) police are renewing their call for members of the public with crucial information to get in touch.

Danny Wake family - first TV interview

Three months after a toddler from Darlington was killed in a hit and run, police say a reward will be given to anyone who gives them information which leads to the driver's conviction.

Danny Wake died after being struck by a vehicle as he walked home with his mother.

In their first televised interview Danny's family told our correspondent Frances Read that their lives will never be the same again.

Danny Wake's mother speaks for the first time

The mother of 3-year-old Danny Wake, who was killed in a hit-and-run in Darlington, has spoken for the first time about the loss of her son. Kayren Winter said she cannot begin to describe the pain and added that it is so much harder not knowing why it happened.

"We cannot begin to describe how difficult and painful the last three months have been for our family. Our lives changed forever on the 4th November last year when our beautiful little boy Danny was taken from us. What has made it so much harder is not knowing why this has happened. Three months later we still need answers to the questions we have. If anyone knows anything about what happened to Danny that day then please contact Crimestoppers."

– Kayren Winter, Danny's mother

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


£3,000 reward offered for Danny Wake's hit-and-run driver

Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £3,000 for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of a driver that killed 3-year-old Danny Wake in Darlington.

Police say he was on his way back from a trip with his mother, brother and another child on November 4, when he strayed into the road and was hit by a vehicle. He had been to pick up a catalogue to choose his Christmas presents.

It happened near the junction of Neasham Road and Falmer Road. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop.

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.

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