Appeal for information following fatal collision in Upton

Merseyside Police is appealing for information following a collision in Wirral last night, Monday, 26 April.

At around 9.45pm, emergency services were called to Manor Drive, Upton, following reports of a collision involving a car and a cyclist.

The cyclist, a 15-year-old boy, was taken to hospital where he sadly died. The car, described as a silver SUV, failed to stop at the scene.

Following enquiries, a 22-year-old man from Wirral was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop after a road accident. He remains in custody for questioning.

The victim’s family has been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

Road closures remain in place in the area and an investigation is underway. Anyone who witnessed the collision or captured anything on CCTV or dashcam is asked to contact (0151) 777 5747, or via @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook, with reference 21000266987.

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