Three-year-old Danny Wake died as a result of a head injury, inquest hears

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A THREE-year-old boy involved in a suspected hit-and-run accident died from a head injury, an inquest heard.

Danny Wake, from Darlington, was knocked over and killed on November 4 as he walked home from the town centre with his mother and younger brother.

At a review into his inquest held this morning (Tuesday, January 21) in Crook, County Durham coroner Andrew Tweddle heard that a suspect had not been identified.

Coroner’s officer Dawn Bradshaw said it had been established that Danny died as a result of a blunt head injury received from a road traffic accident.

She said: “Unfortunately, the driver failed to stop and there were no witnesses to what happened.

“Police investigating the death have conducted house-to-house enquiries, issued media releases, interviewed witnesses and sifted through CCTV footage.

“No suspect has been identified.”

Ms Bradshaw said investigators hope to have the inquest file completed by the end of February.

Mr Tweddle listed the next hearing for Friday, March 7.

Danny was struck by a vehicle near the junction of Falmer Road and Neasham Road, in Darlington, at about 10.35am on November 4.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101.

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