Man released on bail – Wakefield fatal collision of 6 year old

The 21-year-old Huddersfield man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Six-year-old Owen Wightman died after being struck by a vehicle on Fishpond Lane in the Chapelthorpe area of Wakefield at around 12.20pm on Saturday. A grey or light coloured small hatchback type vehicle failed to stop at the scene.

Detectives are continuing the investigation into Owen’s death.


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