A seven-year-old boy has been killed after being hit by a car which allegedly failed to stop.

Keelan Kerr (right) was crossing the road with his grandmother, his cousin and his father when he was struck by a Renault car on Sunday evening.

The incident happened in Childs Avenue, in Woodcross, Wolverhampton at 5.57pm.

Keelan, who is from the Woodcross area, was rushed to Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley but he was pronounced dead a short time later.

A 42-year-old Wolverhampton man was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop and was yesterday being questioned by police.

Javed Ansari (55), who owns Ansari's Newsagent near to the scene of the accident, said: "It's terrible. The little boy used to come in to my shop to buy chocolates and sweets before going out to play with his brothers on the field opposite."

Floral tributes were mounting at the scene of the accident.

One read: "Oh Keelan a loveable rogue. Sadly gone never forgotten, from uncle Marcus Rachel Lantouy and Tyishia."