A 15-YEAR-OLD boy has been released under investigation after being arrested in connection with an alleged hit-and-run which claimed the life of schoolboy Jack Worwood.

Former Hope Academy pupil Jack, 13, was struck by a Jaguar car at 4.30pm on Tuesday, July 7 in Ashton-in-Makerfield.

He was taken to hospital with serious injuries but died the next day.

The incident happened on Old Road as Jack, who had lived in Newton-le-Willows, was walking along the pavement heading to play football with friends.

Last week police confirmed Liam Wilson, 21, of Livingstone Street, Ashton-in-Makerfield had been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and assault by beating of an emergency worker.

He appeared at Wigan Magistrates' Court on Friday where he was remanded in custody until his next appearance at Bolton Crown Court on August 7.

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A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police has since confirmed a 15-year-old boy, who was also arrested in connection with the incident last week, has been released under investigation.

The teenager, who cannot be named, was questioned by detectives last week on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, causing death while uninsured, causing death while unlicensed, and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

Meanwhile, in a tribute issued via Greater Manchester Police on Friday, Jack's family said: “You only had to meet Jack once, and you knew Jack.

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“He was a rascal, but a sweet little rascal – cheeky, loving and soft-hearted. You could never be mad at him for long, as he’d soon have you laughing and kissing him again.

“He loved football, playing on his PlayStation and doing maths at school. He aspired to be an accountant and we knew he’d have done it, he was so bright.

“He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. He was such a character. So adorable.

“Love you so much Jack – from dad, step-mum Tracy, step-sister Caitlyn-Marie, mum, step-dad Lee and big brother Connor.

“We are absolutely astonished by the amount of condolences we have had so far – truly blown away, and want to pass on our gratitude to you all.”