Police confirm Altrincham teenager has died after suspected hit and run in Broadheath

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Police have confirmed that a teenager hit by a car during a suspected hit-and-run incident in Broadheath has died.

Marcus Simmons-Allen, 18, was hit by a car travelling on George Richards Way shortly after 9pm on Sunday evening.

Emergency services, including a helicopter, attended the scene and Marcus, who was from Altrincham, was taken to hospital, but he has since died.

Police have now shared images of the car involved in the incident – a purple Volkswagen Scirocco, thought to have been stolen and which failed to stop at the scene.

One of two images released by police of the purple Volkswagen Scirocco

Sergeant Philip Shaw, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This was a tragic incident and our thoughts are very much with Marcus’s loved ones at this time.

“This is a fast paced investigation and there are a number of lines of enquiry being explored.

The collission occurred on George Richards Way in Broadheath

“However, we need the help of the public to try and locate the driver of the vehicle that failed to stop at the scene of the collision.

“We have released the attached images of the offending vehicle, one of which has been taken from CCTV, so is not the best quality but it may help jog people’s memories who may have seen this vehicle on Sunday evening.

“Somebody knows the identity of the person responsible and I appeal to these individuals and also the driver to come forward.

A picture of the car involved in the suspected hit and run

“Greater Manchester Police will look to prosecute any individuals who are involved in assisting, harbouring or in any other way, preventing this individual from being brought to justice.

“If anyone does have information please speak to police as soon as possible as the smallest piece of information could be vital in helping us to complete our investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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