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Boy, nine, killed after being hit by white van in horror hit-and-run crash - as man, 49, arrested 

A man has been arrested over the fatal hit-and-run of a nine-year-old boy in West Yorkshire on Friday night. 

The suspect, 49, turned himself in after the child was hit by a van shortly after 9.30pm on Sutton Lane, Keighley, near the junction with Knott Lane.

Police believe a white van hit the child and another pedestrian, before it was driven away from the scene of the crash.

Emergency services, including the air ambulance, were called out but despite medical treatment, the boy was pronounced dead on the roadside.

The suspect, 49, turned himself in after the child was hit by a van shortly after 9.30pm on Sutton Lane, Keighley, near the junction with Knott Lane (Pictured: Google Map image of scene of incident)

A man later turned up at a police station in North Yorkshire and has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Detective Sergeant Fiona Allan, of West Yorkshire Police's Major Collision Enquiry Team, said: 'A nine-year-old boy has tragically lost his life and our top priority is supporting his family and ensuring that a thorough investigation is carried out into the events that have led to his death.

'This collision has happened right on the border of West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire and we are keen to speak to anyone who has witnessed this collision or who believes they may have seen the van involved immediately prior to or following this incident.'

Anyone with information is urged to call the Major Collision Enquiry Team via 101 or 101 Live Chat on the West Yorkshire Police website, quoting crime reference 13210474457. 

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