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Family pay tribute to boy killed in Beswick hit-and-run

Taylor Schofield in September on his first day at his new school

The family of 11-year-old Taylor Schofield who tragically died in a collision in Beswick have paid tribute to him.

Shortly after 6.10pm  on Saturday 12 January 2019, police were called to reports that a grey VW Golf had collided with a pedestrian on Albert Street.

Following the collision the car left the scene.

The pedestrian, 11-year-old Taylor Schofield- was treated at the scene by paramedics but sadly died as a result of his injuries in hospital.

A grey VW Golf – believed to have been involved in the collision – was found abandoned near to the scene.

A 31-year-old man later attended a police station and he was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He remains in custody for questioning this evening.

Taylor’s family said: “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.”

PC Karl Horner from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “Our thoughts continue to be with Taylor’s family, I cannot imagine what they must be going through.

“Our specialist support officers have been with them today and we will continue to help them in whatever way we can.

“A 31-year-old man is still in custody and we are continuing our questioning. We will leave no stone unturned in order to give Taylor’s family the answers they deserve.”

Anyone with information should call GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting reference number 1642 of 12/01/2019, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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