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First picture of boy, 15, killed in horror hit-and-run while riding his bicycle

This is the first picture of a tragic 15-year-old boy who died in a hit-and-run...

This is the first picture of a tragic 15-year-old boy who died in a hit-and-run while riding his bicycle near a quiet village.

Police have launched a hunt for the driver of the vehicle that struck Adam Barry in Risley, Derbyshire, at about 9.15pm on Saturday.

The vehicle is believed to have sustained significant damage in the collision, NottinghamshireLive reports.

The driver failed to stop at the scene after the teen was fatally injured and is thought to have continued driving through Stanton, Ilkeston and Heanor.

Adam, from nearby Sandiacre, was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, but he died of his injuries.

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The road in Risley, Derbyshire, where the fatal collision happened

The teen’s grief-stricken family is being supported by specialist officers.

Investigators have launched an appeal for witnesses and anyone with dashcam or CCTV footage from the area between 8.30pm and 9.45pm.

A spokesperson for Derbyshire Police said: “A 15-year-old boy has died following a collision in Risley last night.

“Officers were called at 9.15pm to reports that a person had been struck by a vehicle and had been seriously hurt on Derby Road, Risley.

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“Adam Barry, from Sandiacre, had been riding his bike at the time of the incident and was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre but sadly passed away.

“The family of the 15-year-old are being supported by specialist officers and our thoughts are with them, and Adam’s friends and loved ones, at this time.”

“The vehicle involved in the incident was travelling from Borrowash towards Risley when the collision occurred just outside the village.

“The vehicle did not stop at the scene and it is believed drove through Stanton, Ilkeston and Heanor following the incident.

“The road was closed as officers investigated the scene and reopened at 5a

“Officers want to speak to anyone who was in the area, or in Stanton or Ilkeston, between 8.30pm and 9.45pm – in particular those drivers with dashcam footage or CCTV that may have captured a car with significant damage to the front nearside area of vehicle.”

Detective Sergeant Darren Muggleton, from the force’s collision investigation unit, added: “My thoughts are with Adam’s family and friends and I would ask that their privacy is respected at this time.

“Officers are working on a number of significant lines of enquiry, however, we still require the public’s help to secure evidence vital to our investigation.

Adam was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham after he was hit by a vehicle

“I would urge anyone who was in the Risley area at the times above to please contact us if they witnessed anything that may be of help. In particular those with CCTV that shows Derby Road and any drivers who may have dashcam footage that shows a car with significant damage to the nearside front.

“We also believe that, following the collision, the car left the scene in the direction of Sandiacre and drove through Stanton, Ilkeston and Heanor.

“My same appeal goes to anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage in those areas that may help our enquiries into this incident.

“I would like to thank the members of the public who have already been in touch with us and have passed on vital information.”

Police have asked anyone with information call 101 with reference 1422-250420.

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