A devastated family has paid tribute to a 59-year-old woman who was killed as she walked home from bingo in an apparent hit and run.

Susan Smythe died from her injuries at the scene of the crash in Stretford, Greater Manchester.

Her family said they are "absolutely devastated" and will "miss her greatly".

Driver Paul Tomlinson has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of a collision and failing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis.

The 33-year-old, of Sale Moor, Greater Manchester, has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Manchester City Magistrates' Court on Monday.

Mrs Smythe's family said: "She enjoyed going to the bingo with her family where she would meet more of her friends.

"She was on her way home from playing bingo when she tragically died.

"Susan was born in Old Trafford and lived in the area her whole life surrounded by her brothers and sisters who she loved to see regularly.

"We are appealing to anyone who witnessed what happened to please contact police."

Police were called to the junction of Chester Road and Green Street at around 10pm on Friday September 9 after reports of a collision between a blue Volkswagen Golf and a pedestrian.

Officers are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

Sergeant Lee Westhead said: "Our thoughts are with everyone who knew and loved Susan and we continue to offer our support.

"We are continuing with inquiries and I would urge anyone with any information about this collision to please call police.

"If you also saw a blue Volkswagen Golf in the Old Trafford and Sale Moor areas around the time of the collision then please get in touch."

Anyone with information can call Greater Manchester Police on 101.