A Bolton man has been arrested in connection with the death of a 12-year-old boy in a crash on the M62.

The boy was struck by a car on the eastbound carriageway close to Cleckheaton in West Yorkshire at 9.50pm on Saturday.

The emergency services were called to the motorway where the boy was discovered dead on the westbound carriageway.

Police said he was trying to cross from the central reservation alongside a man after another crash at Hartshead Services.

On Sunday, the police revealed a 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of allowing or causing the death of a child.

Today, Monday, the police revealed a 47-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. This suspect is from Bolton, according to West Yorkshire Police.

They seized a black Toyota C-HR believed to be involved in the incident which did not remain at the scene.

Detective Chief Superintendent Sarah Jones, said: "We continue to conduct a number of enquiries into this dreadful incident and to support the victim’s family.

"A man, believed to be driving the Toyota C-HR which failed to stop after it was in collision with the victim, has now been arrested and will be questioned about the incident.

"As part of our enquiries we are appealing for anyone who has CCTV or dashcam footage of the Toyota C-HR’s movements after the collision with the child to contact us.

"We would appeal for footage taken of the black Toyota C-HR, which had sustained damage to its front and windscreen, taken between 9.50pm and 10.30pm during which period we believe the car travelled from the Chain Bar roundabout along Whitehall Road towards junction with Westfield Lane."

Anyone with information can contact West Yorkshire Police on 101 or the LiveChat on westyorkshire.police.uk.

This article was written by Jack Tooth. To contact him, email jack.tooth@newsquest.co.uk or follow @JTRTooth on Twitter.