Teen arrested after fatal motorbike hit and run

A teenage boy has been arrested after a motorcyclist left an elderly woman in the road in a fatal hit and run incident in Liverpool.

It happened at the junction of Queens Drive and Moor Lane in the Walton area on Saturday evening.

Police were called to the scene at 5pm and the 78-year-old woman – who suffered multiple injuries – later died in hospital.

Detectives believe the biker – riding an orange scrambler-type motorcycle – came off underneath the flyover at the junction, collided with the pensioner as she crossed the road and then rode off against the flow of traffic.

The teenage boy was arrested after he voluntarily attended a police station in the city on Sunday.

A Merseyside Police spokesman said: “A teenage boy has today voluntarily attended a police station in Liverpool in connection with the fatal road traffic collision in Walton.

“He has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision. He will be interviewed under caution by detectives this afternoon.”

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Roads were closed for more than six hours on Saturday while officers investigated, causing delays for Everton and Huddersfield fans heading home from Goodison Park.

:: Anyone who saw the collision – or the motorbike bring ridden in the area before or after it happened – should call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 4065 or 777 5747.