Man, 23, arrested over Violet-Grace hit and run

Police have arrested Aiden McAteer in connection with the death of Violet-Grace Youens.

Thursday, 30th March 2017, 4:53 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th April 2017, 10:30 pm

The 23-year-old was arrested today (Thursday) on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Violet-Grace, four, died when she was hit by a stolen car on Friday, March 24.

Police launched a search for a man they later named as McAteer, saying they believed he had fled the country.

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He will be questioned by detectives on Merseyside today.