Boy, 14, arrested after delivery driver dies after being knocked down by own car

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A murder inquiry has been launched in Greater Manchester after a delivery driver was knocked down and killed by his own car.

Police were called to reports of a man hit by a car in Romiley, Stockport at around 9pm on Friday, 8 January.

Detectives believe the victim - a delivery driver - had the vehicle stolen in a robbery, which was then used to hit into him.

The man, 53, was taken to hospital in a critical condition that day but died on Saturday afternoon, Greater Manchester Police said.

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and remains in custody.

Police are still looking for the silver Mercedes involved in the crash that they believe was stolen.

Chief Inspector Liam Boden, of GMP's major incident team, said: "This is an extremely tragic case which has rocked the community and left a family utterly devastated.

"We believe there may have been others involved in the incident and a number of lines of inquiry are continuing to be carried out in order for us to find those responsible.

"Anyone who may have seen a silver Mercedes in the area at the time or may have seen it in suspicious circumstances since is asked to get in touch - this vehicle could prove vital in our investigation.

"We're also keen for anyone with any CCTV or dash-cam footage to get in touch."

Anyone with information should call 0161 856 9821 or 0161 856 9790 quoting log number 2499 of 08/01/2021. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.