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.”
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