A woman who died after being hit by a car in Sheffield has been named by police, after the arrest of a 12-year-old boy on suspicion of murder.
South Yorkshire Police said officers discovered a woman in her 60s dead in the Greenhill area of the city at around 7.10pm on Wednesday.
The boy was found shortly afterwards and arrested on suspicion of murder as well as suspected possession of a knife.
The woman has now been identified by police as Marcia Grant, 60, from the Sheffield area.
A statement from her family described her as a “warm, loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend and a pillar of her community”.
“Her loss has already sent shockwaves through all who knew her or was lucky enough to be included in her orbit,” it continued.
“We ask for privacy at this time while further investigations are underway and the family try to come to terms with this enormous loss.”
Detective chief inspector Andrea Bowell said: “This will be a deeply distressing time for the families of those involved in this incident, and I would ask that their privacy is respected as they seek to understand what has happened.”
Witnesses or anyone with information can contact police via 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers.