A 16-YEAR-OLD boy is fighting for his life in hospital after a car crash in Altrincham.

Shortly after 9pm on Sunday police were called to reports of a crash between a car and pedestrian on George Richards Way, Broadheath.

Emergency services attended and a 16-year-old boy was taken to hospital with a serious head injury where he remains in a critical condition.

The driver of the car - a purple Volkswagen Scirocco which is believed to be stolen - failed to stop at the scene.

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

Sergeant Philip Shaw, of GMP's Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "A young boy has received serious injuries as a result of this collision.

"We are following all available leads to identify the driver in this collision and are hopeful that there are witnesses who were in the area around the time of the collision who may have dash cam footage of this car in the lead up to, during or after the collision.

"If anyone does have information please speak to police as soon as possible as the smallest piece of information could be vital in helping us to complete our investigation."

Anyone with information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.