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4 November 2012, 09:05
A 16 year old boy's died in hospital after being hit by a car in Bury which didn't stop .
The boy, who hasn't been named, was hit by a car shortly before 6.30pm yesterday (Saturday 3rd Nov)
He was out with friends and was crossing Stand Lane in Radcliffe, near the Hawthorn Hotel, when he was hit by a silver Peugeot which didn't stop.
The car was later found abandoned near to Bury town centre.
He sustained a serious head injury and was taken to hospital where he later died. His family were with him at the time.
Detective Inspector Amber Waywell of GMP appealed for witnesses. She said:
"First and foremost our thoughts and sympathies are with this young boy's family following this tragedy, and a specially-trained officer has been appointed to support the family during this traumatic ordeal.
Understandably, the family are absolutely distraught and both want and deserve answers as to what exactly happened last night.
What I can say is that from our initial inquiries, it would appear this young boy was simply crossing the road when he collided with the silver Peugeot which did not stop at the scene.
We later recovered this car and none of the occupants were present, so our main focus is now on finding all those who were on board. `
It has been more than 12 hours since this tragic incident and the occupants have still not come forward, so I would urge them in the strongest possible terms to make themselves known to police immediately.
A young boy has tragically lost his life and his family are devastated, so do the right thing and call us.
I would also appeal to anyone who witnessed what happened, or perhaps saw this car being driven at high speed or even abandoned in the town centre to come forward immediately.''
Anyone with information should call GMP on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. end