Teenager dies after being knocked off his bike on the Wirral

A 15-year-old boy has died after being knocked off his bike by a car on the Wirral.

The boy was hit at around 9:45pm on Manor Drive in Upton on Monday 26 April, he was taken to hospital where he sadly died.

The car, described as a silver SUV, failed to stop at the scene.

Police say the boy's family has been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

A 22 year-old man from Wirral has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop.

A second a 48-year-old man from Birkenhead has also been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop after a road accident.

Both are in custody.

Merseyside Police are now appealing for witnesses to the crash.

Police are urging anyone who witnessed the collision to call (0151) 777 5747, with reference 21000266987.