A 10-year-old schoolgirl who died in a suspected hit-and-run collision has been named by police.
Melissa Tate was taken to hospital after being struck by a Renault Kangoo car in Hillsview Avenue in Kenton, Newcastle, at 6.04pm on Wednesday.
She was pronounced dead the following day.
A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving on Thursday and remains in custody.
Northumbria Police Chief Inspector Chris Grice said Ms Tate’s family have been left devastated by Melissa’s death.
He said: “This is understandably a difficult time for the family and it is something that nobody should have to go through.
“Specialist officers have been supporting them since Melissa was involved in the collision on Wednesday night and they continue to do so.
“We will remain with them over the coming days and weeks and will be on hand to help them in any way we can.”
The force previously said the driver had stopped shortly after the crash and left the scene on foot.
Mr Grice added: “This incident has had a big impact on the community in Kenton and I know that residents will come together to support Melissa’s family.
“However, I would ask that people respect their privacy at this time and allow them to grieve as a family.”
A second 23-year-old man arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender also remains in police custody.
Two women, aged 28 and 31, who were arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice, have been released under investigation.