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Manslaughter arrest over hit-and-run teen Samuel Garner's death

Samuel Garner Image copyright Leicestershire Police
Image caption Samuel Garner was crossing the road with a group of friends when a black BMW 5 Series hit him

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after the death of a boy who was killed in a hit-and-run crash.

Samuel Garner, 17, died on Sunday after being hit by a stolen BMW on Welford Road, Leicester, three days before his 18th birthday.

The Leicester City fan had spent the afternoon watching his side's 1-1 draw with Manchester United.

An 18-year-old man arrested over the crash has been released on bail.

On Friday, CCTV footage of the area moments before the collision was released.

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Image caption CCTV footage shows the vehicle driving though Leicester city centre and down Belvoir Street
Image copyright Leicestershire Police
Image caption The car failed to stop at the scene of the crash and was last seen driving off towards Aylestone Road

The images show the vehicle, which police say was stolen from Blaby, Leicestershire, on 29 April, driving through Leicester city centre and down Belvoir Street.

The car was last seen driving off towards Aylestone Road before being found burned out on Monday on College Road, Whetstone.

Officers said the vehicle was being driven on false plates with the registration number YW08 LLV.

Image caption Scott and Tracie Garner called their son "perfect, loving and thoughtful"

Det Insp David Swift-Rollinson said he hoped releasing the pictures would "jog someone's memory and prompt them to come forward".

During an emotional appeal for information on Thursday Samuel's parents, Scott and Tracie, said the family had been due to go to Prague the day after his death.

One of his Samuel's friends described how she tried to pull him away from the black BMW.

Anyone with any information about the collision is asked to contact Leicestershire Police.

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