A 36-year-old man named Matthew Rycroft from Nowell View, Leeds, is scheduled to make an appearance before the Leeds Magistrates Court tomorrow (Tuesday).

He has been charged in connection with a tragic incident that occurred on the M62, resulting in the loss of a young boy’s life on Saturday, 5 August.

The charges against Matthew Rycroft include causing or allowing the death of a child and also failing to provide a specimen.

The police have officially identified the victim of the collision as 12-year-old Callum Rycroft, who hailed from Leeds.

In a statement, Callum’s mother paid tribute to her son.

She said: “Callum was a beautiful happy soul who was unique, great fun and larger than life. He brought light, laughter and noise into any room.

“Callum had a massive impact on everyone who met him. The house is so quiet without him here.

“We are devastated at what has happened and request that people respect our wish for privacy at this difficult time. We are very grateful for the support and kind comments we have received.”

Officers are continuing enquiries into the collision in which a Toyota C-HR car struck Callum on the eastbound carriageway of the M62, between junctions 25 and 26 at around 9.50pm.

As previously disclosed, it is believed Callum had been walking on the motorway with a man after an earlier collision involving an Audi Q5 on the slip road to Hartshead Moor services. No other vehicles are believed to have been involved in that collision.

A 47-year-old male who was the driver of the Toyota, was earlier today arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has been released on bail pending further enquiries.