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Schoolboy dies in hit-and-run crash

PUBLISHED: 12:08 01 December 2008 | UPDATED: 16:09 23 July 2010

Floral tributes at the scene

Floral tributes at the scene

by Lorraine King The hunt is on for a motorist involved in a hit-and-run incident which killed an 11-year-old boy. Richie McDonagh from Neasden, died after he was hit by two cars on the pedestrian crossing outside IKEA on the North Circ

by Lorraine King

The hunt is on for a motorist involved in a hit-and-run incident which killed an 11-year-old boy.

Richie McDonagh from Neasden, died after he was hit by two cars on the pedestrian crossing outside IKEA on the North Circular Road on Saturday at 7.20pm.

The first driver failed to stop at the scene and sped off towards Brent Cross.

Relatives and friends of the McDonagh family have been placing floral tributes at the scene since his death in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Sergeant Chris Osborne from the Collision Investigation Unit has made an appeal for witnesses to come forward, he said: "The initial vehicle, which failed to stop at the scene, is possibly an older model BMW.

"The car collided with the boy on the pedestrian crossing and carried on eastbound towards Brent Cross. Following the first collision the boy was struck by another car. The driver of the second car stopped nearby.

"Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the Collision Investigation Unit based at Alperton on 0208 998 5319."

The full report in this week's Times which is out on Thursday.

lorraine.king@archant.co.uk

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