Tribute to teenage boy knocked down in Salford

Cameron Cash
Image caption Cameron was taken to hospital but died from his injuries

The family of a 14-year-old boy who died after he was hit by a car in Salford have paid tribute to him.

Cameron Cash was crossing the East Lancs Road near Eccles Road when he was struck by a black Vauxhall Vectra just after 20:00 BST on Saturday.

He was taken to hospital but later died from his injuries.

His parents said Cameron, who was from Swinton, Salford, was "a drop dead gorgeous boy" who was the light of their lives.

They said: "He was a Manchester United fan and a BMX rider who was always wanting the latest Vans, Adidas and all the designer kit that children want and of course his computer games.

'Gaping hole'

"He was a cheeky boy, but he was our cheeky boy. He was a typical teenage boy.

"He was the light of our lives and leaves mum, dad, brother Tom and sister Grace with a gaping hole in our lives.

"Our family are with us and we will find a way to pull through this bomb that has exploded in our hearts."

Police said the Vauxhall Vectra swerved after the incident and collided with a black Volkswagen Golf.

The drivers of both cars were treated for minor injuries.

A 25-year-old man was arrested for causing death by dangerous driving, but was "de-arrested" a short time later following inquiries at the scene, police said.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

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