THE family of an 11-year-old schoolboy who died in a hit and run have paid tribute to him.

Taylor Schofield was rushed to hospital after the incident in Beswick, east Manchester, but sadly died as a result of his injuries.

Paying tribute, his family described him as a 'cheeky lad who was always smiling'.

They 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."

Dozens of tributes have also been placed near to the scene of the incident in Albert Street.

The Droylsden Academy secondary school pupil was struck by a grey VW Golf shortly after 6.10pm on Saturday.

Police were called to the scene. They later found an abandoned VW Golf that is believed to have been involved in the crash.

A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, and remains in police custody today.

PC Karl Horner, from Greater Manchester Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "Our thoughts continue to be with Taylor’s family, I cannot imagine what they must be going through.

"Our specialist support officers have been with them today and we will continue to help them in whatever way we can.

"A 31-year-old man is still in custody and we are continuing our questioning.

"We will leave no stone unturned in order to give Taylor’s family the answers they deserve.”

Anyone with information should call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting reference number 1642 of January 12, 2019.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.