Tees

Danny Wake, 3, hit-and-run death: £3,000 reward offered

  • 4 February 2014
  • From the section Tees
Little brother Georgie, father Danny Wake, mother Kayren Winter
Image caption More than 300 calls have been received by police since Danny's death three months ago

A £3,000 reward is being offered in the hunt for a driver involved in a crash which killed a three-year-old boy.

Danny Wake was killed when he was hit by a car on his way back from picking up a Christmas catalogue in Neasham Park, Darlington, three months ago.

Police said the driver did not stop.

Danny was with his mother Kayren Winter when he died. She said the last three months had been "painful" and the family needed answers.

The reward is being offered by the charity Crimestoppers for the prosecution of the hit-and-run driver.

It is believed Danny strayed into the road during the walk home.

'Lives changed forever'

A 24-year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving within days of the crash was released without charge.

Cleveland Police said it had received more than 300 calls from the public in connection with the case.

Ms Winter said: "We cannot begin to describe how difficult and painful the last three months have been for our family.

"Our lives changed forever on the 4th November last year when our beautiful little boy Danny was taken from us.

"What has made it so much harder is not knowing why this has happened.

"Three months later we still need answers to the questions we have."

Crimestoppers' North East regional manager, Dave Hunter said: "This is a heartbreaking time for Danny's family as they continue to try to come to terms with his tragic death. They desperately need to know exactly what happened on that day."

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