A HEARTBROKEN dad has paid tribute to his 13-year-old son who died after an horrific hit-and-run.

Jack Worwood was left fighting for his life after a Jaguar car ploughed into him on a pavement in Old Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, at around 4.30pm on Tuesday.

Police confirmed the schoolboy died in hospital on Wednesday afternoon.

Afterwards his devastated dad Andrew Worwood, from Newton-le-Willows, wrote on Facebook: "Rest in peace my little man, you didn't deserve this.

"I'm so, so, so, so sorry, love you always and forever Jack, fly with the angels. You will forever be a part of me and I will never ever forget you."

A 15-year-old boy and a 21-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, causing death while uninsured, causing death while unlicensed, and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

Both remain in custody for questioning.

Jack, whose Facebook page states he is from Newton-le-Willows and that he was a pupil at Hope Academy, had left his house 15 minutes before he was hit.

Jack was on his way to play football with his friends when the tragedy happened.

The car then ploughed into a garden wall.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said the driver and passenger of the Jaguar failed to stop following the collision.

On Wednesday Jack's stepmother Tracy Marie Robinson had posted a photo showing Jack on a life support machine in hospital.

The family asked witnesses or anyone with information about the suspect to call police.

She wrote: "Jack Worwood is just 13 and was on the pavement on the way to meet his friends to play football, he had only left the house 15 mins prior to the hit and run.

"This has devastated all our family and extended family."

She said the family "can't believe this has happened" and urged anyone with information to passed it directly to GMP.

Friends have been changing their Facebook profile pictures to a blue circle in memory of the youngster and are calling on people to: "Turn Facebook blue for Jack."

In a statement, Sergeant Darren Hancock of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This is devastating news and our thoughts are wholeheartedly with Jack’s family as they struggle to come to terms with what has happened.

“We are determined to find them the answers they deserve and I want to again appeal to the public to come forward with any information or dash-cam footage that may assist us.”

Anyone with information can contact GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 1965 of 08/07/20.