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Man charged after boy, 11, killed in 'hit-and-run' collision

Sky News logo Sky News 14/01/2019

a man wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Taylor Schofield's family have described the 11-year-old as an 'intelligent, loving and caring kid' © PA Taylor Schofield's family have described the 11-year-old as an 'intelligent, loving and caring kid' A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after an 11-year-old boy was killed in a suspected hit-and-run in Manchester.

Michael Robinson, 31, of Toft Road in Manchester, is accused of fatally injuring Taylor Schofield.

Robinson will appear at Manchester Magistrates' Court on Monday.

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Police were called to reports that a grey VW Golf had collided with a pedestrian on Albert Street in Beswick shortly after 6.10pm on Saturday evening.

After the collision the car left the scene, officers said.

Taylor, who was described by his family as a "loving and caring kid", was treated at the scene for his injuries before being taken to hospital where he later died.

Paying tribute, his family said: "Taylor was a cheeky handsome lad who loved his mates, football and Man United.

"He was a very bright, intelligent, loving and caring kid - always smiling, making jokes.

"He's going to be missed by everyone. He was taken too soon from us. Our angel always x x."

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