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Family’s tribute to tragic 11-year-old killed in collision
Sunday 13th January 2019 @ 23:44 by Nigel Skinner
Droylsden News

The family of 11-year-old Taylor Schofield have paid a heartfelt tribute to him after he was tragically killed in a collision on Saturday.

This picture of Taylor standing proudly in his Droylsden Academy uniform on his first day at the school was also released by his family earlier this evening.

Emergency services had been called to reports of a collision between a car and pedestrian in Albert Street, Beswick, just after 6.10pm on Saturday.

Taylor was found at the scene and treated by paramedics but tragically he died as a result of his injuries in hospital.

A grey VW Golf, believed to have been involved in the collision, left the scene but was found abandoned nearby.

Shortly after 6.10pm  on Saturday 12 January 2019, police were called to reports that a grey VW Golf had collided with a pedestrian on Albert Street.

Following the collision the car left the scene.

The pedestrian, 11-year-old Taylor Schofield- was treated at the scene by paramedics but sadly died as a result of his injuries in hospital.

A 31-year-old man has now been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

Michael Robinson (02/03/1987) of Toft Road in Manchester is due to appear at Manchester Magistrates Court today.

In a statement released by police, Taylor’s devastated family said: “Taylor was a cheeky handsome lad who loved his mates, football and Man United.

“He was a very bright, intelligent, loving and caring kid – always smiling, making jokes. 

“He’s going to be missed by everyone. He was taken too soon from us. Our angel always x x.”

PC Karl Horner from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “Our thoughts continue to be with Taylor’s family. I cannot imagine what they must be going through.

“Our specialist support officers have been with them today and we will continue to help them in whatever way we can.”