A man has been arrested in connection with the hit-and-run death of Violet-Grace Youens
Violet-Grace Youens died in her mother’s arms on Saturday night just over 24 hours after being hit by a Ford Fiesta in St Helens, Merseyside.
Merseyside police said a two men, 27 and 23, had been arrested in connection with the girl’s death.
The older man was last night being questioned on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
The 23-year-old, from Prescot, St Helens, was arrested on suspicion of being carried on a stolen vehicle and released pending further enquiries.
Violet-Grace’s grieving mother Rebecca Youens revealed the devastating news about her “little fighter” on Facebook.
My beautiful baby girl passed away in my arms on 25/03/2017 at 11:38pm
In the heart-rending Mother’s Day posting Mrs Youens, from St Helens, said: "My beautiful baby girl passed away in my arms on 25/03/2017 at 11:38pm.
"Thank you for all your well wishes. She was just too poorly.
"However, my brave baby girl saved two lives by donating her kidneys and pancreas.
"I am truly heartbroken but proud of my little fighter!
The four-year-old died in her mother's arm on Saturday night
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"Violet-Grace Susan Youens 02/10/2012 – 25/03/2017 RIP baby girl."
Violet-Grace was walking with her grandma Angela French, 55, in St Helens at 3pm on Friday when the pair were hit by a black Ford Fiesta which crashed into a lamppost.
Mrs French is still in hospital in a serious but stable condition.