Seven-year-old girl killed in motorbike hit-and-run – as mum’s ‘heart bleeding’ and ‘soul aching’

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A 14-year-old boy has been arrested after a seven-year-old girl died following a hit-and-run in Walsall.

Police were called to Turnstone Road in Blakenall shortly after 7pm on Thursday after the girl was hit by a motorcycle.

The boy is in custody and officers are searching for the blue and black road bike, and trying to determine the exact make and model.

Police have urged witnesses and anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, of West Midlands Police, said: “This is an absolutely tragic event which has resulted in the death of an innocent child.

“We have still to recover the motorbike involved and I know someone out there in the local community knows where the bike is.

“I now need that community to come together and work with me.”

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He added: “This is not about protecting people, this is about doing the right thing.

“As such I would urge anyone with any information, however large or small, to make contact with us.

“This is a heartbreaking situation that no family should ever go through and my thoughts are with the family of this young girl.”

The girl’s family is being supported by specially-trained officers.

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