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Man held over Callum Hilton hit-and-run in Greater Manchester

Callum Hilton
Image caption Callum Hilton was with three friends

A man is being questioned by police over a crash that killed a teenage boy in Greater Manchester.

Callum Hilton, 16, was hit by a car at about 18:30 GMT in Bury on Saturday.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said Callum, from the Middleton area, was crossing Stand Lane in Radcliffe near the Hawthorn Hotel.

Police said a man was arrested at 13:30 GMT in the Radcliffe area on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He remains in custody.

House party

Callum was out with three friends at the time.

Officers said the teenager and one of his friends were crossing the road to go into the Hawthorn Hotel to ask for directions to a house party in Bury.

His friend had just crossed the road safely when Callum was hit.

Image caption Callum was crossing Stand Lane in Radcliffe

Callum was treated at the scene by paramedics and was taken to hospital with a serious head injury, but died a short time later.

In a statement, Callum's grandfather Graham Hilton said the family was devastated.

"Words are not enough to express how we feel at this time over the tragic death of Callum.

''We ask that we be allowed to grieve at this sad time, but thank all his friends for their kind words and support," he said.

The arrested man remains in police custody.

Police believed a silver Peugeot 206 was involved in the collision.

Earlier, officers recovered an unoccupied silver Peugeot near to Bury town centre, but police have now ruled the vehicle out of the inquiry.

Det Insp Amber Waywell, from GMP, said their thoughts were with Callum's family.

"Callum's mum and grandad, who raised him, are absolutely distraught.

"They have suffered a terrible tragedy and have lost a son and a grandson in devastating circumstances," she said.

"We have made an arrest but I would continue to appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward."

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