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Danny Wake death: Police search for Mercedes van

Danny Wake CCTV image
Image caption CCTV picked up Danny Wake, pictured in green, moments before he was killed

Detectives investigating the hit-and-run death of a three-year-old boy in Darlington have appealed for information on a specific vehicle.

Danny Wake was struck as he crossed Falmer Road on Monday and police now want to trace the driver of a light-coloured Mercedes Sprinter type van.

It is described as having red markings along its side and possibly a red logo.

Danny was walking home from the shops after picking up a catalogue to choose his Christmas presents.

He was with his mother, younger brother and another child when he was hit at about 10:35 GMT.

Det Supt Kevin Weir said: "We are really keen to speak with the driver of this vehicle as they may have important information to assist us with our inquiries."

Officers are studying hundreds of hours of CCTV footage and made a direct appeal to the driver involved to "examine their conscience".

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