A TEENAGER has been charged on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a woman died in a hit and run in Wigan.

Officers from Greater Manchester Police were called at around 9.20pm on Friday 8 April to a report of a road traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on Ormskirk Road in Pemberton. 

The woman, in her 40s, was taken to hospital but later died.

A silver Land Rover Freelander was travelling along Ormskirk Road towards Orrell Road when it collided with three pedestrians stood on the pavement, near to Fifteens bar.

Police say the driver failed to stop at the scene.

Two other male pedestrians suffered serious injuries.

19-year-old Jacob Gaskell, of Malborough Avenue, Ince, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, whilst disqualified, whilst unlicensed/uninsured, serious injury by dangerous driving, whilst disqualified and failing to stop.

He has been remanded in custody until a hearing at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court (today) Monday, April 11.

PC Oliver Batty, from GMP's Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "Our thoughts are with the woman’s family who are understandably devastated by the circumstances of how their loved one has lost their life.

"We immediately launched an investigation into the circumstances and the road has been closed for some time whilst we carried out a number of enquiries.

"We’re keen to hear from anyone who may have any information or dash-cam footage that may be able to assist with our investigation and give the woman’s family the answers they deserve. In particular, anyone who may have seen a silver Land Rover Freelander in the area of Ormskirk Road in the minutes leading up to this incident is urged to contact us.

"Anyone with information is asked to call 0161 856 4741 or report it online or via LiveChat at www.gmp.police.uk."