Second arrest in Upton fatal RTC

A second man has been arrested today by detectives investigating a fatal 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.

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

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.

A second man – a 48-year-old from Birkenhead – has now been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop after a road accident. He has been taken into custody to be interviewed.

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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