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Man sentenced to prison for 'hit-and-run' which killed 11 year old boy

Taylor Schofield, 11, later died of his injuries Photo:

A man has been sentenced to six years and eight months in prison for killing an 11-year-old boy by dangerous driving.

Taylor Schofield was hit by the car of Michael Robinson, 31, last month. He later died from his injuries.

Greater Manchester Police said the driver had fled the scene.

Sentencing, the judge said that the prison term “is not intended to reflect the value of the young life that was so tragically lost”.

Robinson, of Toft Lane, Manchester, had earlier pled guilty to causing death by dangerous driving. He has already been banned from the road three times.

On his release, he will be disqualified from driving for 7 years.

Last month Taylor's family paid tribute to him, saying:

Taylor was a cheeky handsome lad who loved his mates, football and Man United. 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 x x.”

– Taylor's family
Flowers left at the scene of the crash Credit: ITV News