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Boy, 15, dies after being knocked off bike in suspected hit-and-run as man arrested

A 15-year-old boy has died after he was knocked off his bicycle in a suspected hit-and-run collision.

The teenager was hit by a silver SUV which failed to stop at the scene in Wirral, Merseyside, last night.

Merseyside Police said they were called to Manor Drive, Upton, at 9.45pm on Monday following “reports of a collision involving a car and a cyclist”.

The boy was was taken to hospital where he sadly died, cops confirmed today.

Tributes left at the scene to the teenager
Tributes left at the scene to the teenager

A 22-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop after a road accident.

A Merseyside Police spokesperson said: “We’re appealing for information following a collision in Wirral last night, Monday, 26 April.

“At around 9.45pm, emergency services were called to Manor Drive, Upton, following reports of a collision involving a car and a cyclist.

Police at the scene in Upton, Merseyside
Police at the scene in Upton, Merseyside

“The cyclist, a 15-year-old boy, was taken to hospital where he sadly died. The car, described as a silver SUV, failed to stop at the scene.

“Following enquiries, a 22-year-old man from Wirral was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop after a road accident.

“He remains in custody for questioning. “

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The victim’s family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

A damaged bicycle could be seen strewn across Manor Drive this morning. The road remains closed both ways between Shrewsbury Drive and South Drive.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or captured anything on CCTV or dashcam is asked to contact (0151) 777 5747, or via @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook, with reference 21000266987.



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