An eight year old girl was killed this morning after being hit by a car in Monton.

A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He remains in custody for questioning.

The incident happened around 10.40 on Monton Road.The car involved in the collision was a blue Vauxhall Corsa.

The girl was treated by paramedics but was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Police Sergeant Lee Westhead, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Tragically a young child lost her life this morning and we are doing all we can to support her family at this devastating time.

“I would urge anyone who witnessed the collision or anyone with any information to please get in touch with my team on 0161 856 4741.”

“The road closures will remain in place throughout the afternoon as investigative work is carried out so please avoid the area where possible.


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