A nine-year-old boy killed in a hit-and-run in Tenerife has been named as Carter Carson from Co Antrim.

The young boy was killed in a hit-and-run incident in Tenerife.

He was leaving a shopping centre in Adeje with his family last Thursday when he was hit by a car.

He died the following day in hospital.

A man has since been arrested for questioning and police are interviewing a number of others.

His school has expressed its deep shock at his death

In a statement, Abbots Cross Primary school in Newtownmabbey said: "The whole school community of Abbots Cross Primary is deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our P5 pupil, Carter Carson.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Carter's immediate and wider family circle at this tragic time."

A crowd-funding page to raise money for funeral costs has so far received donations of over £6,500.

Organiser Charlene Dinnen posted: "I can't even put into words how heartbreaking this is. Sleep tight wee man."

Newtownabbey Youth Football Club, where Carter played, has also paid tribute.

The club said on a Facebook post on Saturday: "It is with deepest condolences and heavy hearts we as a club are saddened to hear of the tragic passing of young Carter Carson.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and his friends at the club."