TRIBUTES have been paid to a teenager killed in a hit and run in Altrincham with 'a lifetime of dreams' ahead of him.

Marcus Simmons-Allen, 18, died on Sunday, October 10 after he was hit by a Volkswagen Scirocco on George Richards Way in Broadheath.

Connor Matthews, 22, of Portland Road in Stretford, has since been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

The family of Marcus, an apprentice engineer and a former student at Wellington School, paid tribute to him on Friday.

Mum Paula, from Broadheath, said: "Marcus was a fab son. He was loving, caring, polite, and he would help anybody.

"He was a popular lad who left a mark with everybody who had the pleasure of meeting him.

"Marcus had a lifetime of dreams and ambitions ahead of him. He truly wanted to do something productive with his life and complete an engineering degree and follow a career in engineering.

"We now as a family, and extended family, are destroyed. Our lives are in tatters. The devastation and loss of Marcus is immeasurable and it has affected friends, their families and community."

Paula also thanked all of the emergency services, as well as the staff at Salford Royal Hospital.

"You gave us the time to say goodbye to our precious son," she said.

On Wednesday last week, the staff at Wellington School paid tribute to their former student too.

A post on Twitter said: "He was a well-liked student who got on well with his teachers and peers alike. We have many fond memories of his time here, not least the angst he caused our first-aiders!

"Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies are with Marcus’ friends and family. May he rest in peace."

Finally, at the opening of the inquest into Marcus's death on Friday, coroner Alison Mutch offered condolences to the family of Marcus, who she said seemed to be 'a very hardworking young man'.

Ms Mutch said: "I would like to take this opportunity to extend my condolences to the family."

She adjourned the inquest at Manchester South Coroner's Court in Stockport until 2022.

Matthews is due to appear Manchester Crown Court on November 22.