[Update: Second Man Arrested] Prescot Man Arrested, Released after Car Crash Kills Four-year-old Girl
[Update 1.25pm 27/03/17: A 27-year-old man from St Helens has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He has been detained at a police station in Merseyside to be interviewed.]
A 23-year-old Prescot man has been arrested on suspicion of being carried by a stolen vehicle, following a car crash that killed a four-year-old girl on Friday 24 March.
He has since been released, pending enquiries.
Violet Grace Youens, from St Helens, passed away on Saturday night after being hit by a car near the junction of Prescot Road and Lugsmore Lane on Friday afternoon.
Her grandmother, Angela French, 55, remains in hospital in serious but stable condition.
Violet’s pancreas and both kidneys were donated following her death. In a brief statement, the family said that they were “devastated by the loss of their beautiful daughter but they wanted the organ donations to benefit other children and give them a chance to lead long and happy lives.”
Two men were seen running away from the scene, where a black Ford Fiesta hit the pair at about 3pm.
The first male was described as white, aged 15-20, around 5ft 10in tall, of slim build, with brown hair. He was wearing a royal blue t-shirt and royal blue shorts.
The second male was described as being white, aged 15-20, with brown medium length hair. He was wearing a black t-shirt and black shorts and dark trainers.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 6041 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.