Three arrested after fatal fail-to-stop collision

Three men have been arrested following a fatal fail-to-stop collision in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester.

On Monday 29 February 2016, at 4.45pm, police were called to reports of a collision involving an 11-year-old boy and a car on Moss Street West, at the junction with Mowbray Street in Ashton-under-Lyne.

The 11-year-old was taken to hospital but sadly died a short time later.

Police appealed for information and witnesses, and in the hours that followed, two men aged 19 and 27, attended Ashton Police Station separately and were both arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Soon afterwards a third man, aged 23, was arrested in Hyde, also on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

All three men remain in police custody for questioning.

A dark grey Mercedes A Class was also recovered from an address in Failsworth, and will be forensically examined.

Sergeant Paul Higgins from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “I would like to thank the media for their coverage of this case.

“We are still at an early stage in this investigation and‎ we still need people who were in the area of the collision to come forward if they believe they saw anything of value to the investigation.

“Witness accounts will be vitally important to this case, and though we do have people in custody I want to stress that anyone with information should come forward and contact the police”.

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