Leeds & West Yorkshire

Owen Wightman hit-and-run death suspect bailed

Owen Wightman
Image caption Owen Wightman's family were described by police as "absolutely devastated" by the tragedy

Police have released on bail a 21-year-old man arrested in connection with a hit-and-run incident in West Yorkshire in which a six-year-old boy died.

The man, from Huddersfield, was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Owen Wightman, of Kettlethorpe, Wakefield, was hit by a car on Fishponds Lane, in nearby Chapelthorpe, shortly after midday on Saturday.

Detectives are continuing to investigate his death.

The youngster had been out playing with a seven-year-old friend and was on his way home when he was hit by the car.

In a statement released on Monday, Owen's parents Joanne and Neil said their son was "a bundle of joy - our little ray of sunshine".

Masses of floral tributes and teddy bears have been left at the crash scene.

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