A tribute has been paid to a 15-year-old boy who died after he was hit by a car in Oldham on Tuesday (May 21) while he was walking home.

A GoFundMe page has been set up looking to raise funds following the death of Ethan Allen.

Ethan was hit by a car on Rochdale Road at around 8.10pm on Tuesday and police confirmed this morning he died yesterday (May 23).

A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by careless driving and has since been released on bail.

Now, as the fundraiser looks to raise money to cover the funeral expenses for Ethan's family, a tribute has been paid to him.

The page reads: "Ethan was a beautiful child, selfless, who always helped others. Even in his passing he has donated his organs to ensure others can live.

"Ethan was full of life, a talented basketball player with many many friends who all want to ensure Ethan gets the send off he deserves.

"A life cut short, far too soon, We want to try to look after his family in this difficult time and help reduce the terrible burden that they now bare."

To donate to the fundraiser, click here.

The fundraiser has been set up by Sharmaine Entwistle, the mother of Ethan's girlfriend.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said today Ethan's family are currently being supported by specially trained officers as they appeal for information regarding the incident that caused his death.

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Police Constable Thomas Johnson, from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU), said: “This is a tragic incident which has seen a child sadly lose his life, and all of our thoughts are with his family at this awful time.

“Specially trained officers are supporting the family through every step of the process, and we will keep them updated as and when any information becomes available.

“While we have made an arrest, we are continuing to ask for information as we progress our investigation – if you have anything that you think could help, or witnessed anything, please do get in touch.

"This includes any relevant dashcam, CCTV, or mobile phone footage.”

Anyone with information can contact police via 101, or directly call SCIU on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 3394 of 21/05/24.

Reports can also be made anonymously via the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on  0800 555 111.