A MAN has reported to police after a grieving family appealed to a car driver involved in a hit-and-run to step forward.

Wayne Walker, 33, of Springwell Village, near Washington, Wearside, was driving his horse and trap on Sunday, when it was involved in a collision with a Honda Accord in Washington Highway.

The car's driver fled the scene on foot.

Mr Walker's partner of five years, Deborah Jennings, 26, with whom he had a two-year-old son, Nathan, and father, Joe, 60, made an emotional media appeal this week for the driver to hand himself in to police.

Police confirmed that a 26-year-old Sunderland man had walked into Sunderland City police station yesterday morning.

He was arrested in connection with Mr Walker's death and was last night helping police with their inquiries.

Police believe the Accord struck the back of Mr Walker's trap at about 12.45pm on Sunday, as the driver tried to go past a silver car that was in the outside lane of the dual carriageway.

They have set up an incident room and are still keen to trace more witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to call 0191-563 6797.