Teen boy, 17, charged over death of ‘Litherland running man’ David Francis in Netherton 'hit-and-run' | The Sun

A TEEN boy has been charged over the death of the "Litherland Running Man" who was killed in a horror "hit-and-run" crash.

David Francis was hit by a black Audi S8, which then ploughed into the garden of a house in Netherton, Merseyside.

The 63-year-old was known fondly as the "Litherland Running Man" by locals, who always saw him jogging in just shorts no matter the weather.

Police confirmed today a 17-year-old boy has now been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

He is also accused of taking a motor vehicle without consent and two counts of burglary in a dwelling.

The boy, who legally cannot be named, is due to appear at Merseyside Youth Court today.

Police were scrambled to Morgan Mews at around 9.05pm on April 13.

David tragically couldn't be saved and was declared dead at the scene.

Locals have launched an online fundraiser to pay for David's funeral, describing him as "an innocent man who sadly lost his life".

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