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Tributes paid to 11-year-old boy killed in Manchester hit-and-run

Taylor Schofield has been named locally as the victim.

An 11-year-old boy killed in a hit-and-run in Manchester has been described as "loving and caring" by his family.

Taylor Schofield died in hospital after being hit by a car in Beswick on Saturday evening.

A grey Volkswagen Golf, believed to have been involved in the collision on Albert Street around 6.10pm, left the scene but was later found abandoned.

Police are continuing to question a 31-year-old man who then attended a police station. He was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

On Sunday, floral tributes were left tied to a lamppost near the scene.

Taylor's family described him as 'loving and caring'. Credit: GMP

In a statement, Taylor's family described him as an "angel" who would be "missed by everyone".

"Taylor was a cheeky handsome lad who loved his mates, football and Man United," the statement read.

"He was a very bright, intelligent, loving and caring kid - always smiling, making jokes.

“He's going to be missed by everyone. He was taken too soon from us. Our angel always."

Floral tributes were left near the scene of the collision.

One of the floral tributes read: "No words will describe how missed you will be little man x Rest in paradise x."

A black Manchester United away shirt was also tied to the post.

One neighbour said: "I didn't know the lad to talk to but he loved my dog and would always stroke him. You would see him every day at the shop on his bike. It's so tragic."

He said residents had complained about speeding vehicles on the road for some time.

Pc Karl Horner, of GMP's serious collision investigation unit, said: "This was a tragic incident in which a young boy lost his life, and my thoughts are with his family at this unimaginably difficult time.

"We have a man in custody but our inquiries continue as we work to establish the full circumstances which led to this collision."