Drug-drive ar­rest af­ter OAP dies in crash horror

Stockport Express - - Front Page - ALEXANDRA RUCKI

AMAN has been ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of drug driv­ing fol­low­ing the death of an el­derly man in a road col­li­sion.

Emer­gency ser­vices were called to re­ports of a pedes­trian be­ing struck by a car on Hall Street, at the junc­tion with St Mary’s Way, in Of­fer­ton.

A 76-year-old man was taken to hos­pi­tal in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion af­ter be­ing in a col­li­sion with a sil­ver Ford Fo­cus. He died from his in­juries a short time later.

A 35-year-old man was ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of caus­ing death by dan­ger­ous driv­ing, drug driv­ing and drink driv­ing. He has been bailed pend­ing fur­ther en­quiries.

Po­lice Sergeant Dar­ren Han­cock, of GMP’s Se­ri­ous Col­li­sion In­ves­ti­ga­tion Unit, said af­ter the crash: “A man has trag­i­cally lost his life as a re­sult of this col­li­sion and we have spe­cial­ist of­fi­cers sup­port­ing his fam­ily.”

AN el­derly man has died af­ter be­ing struck by a car in Stock­port.

Emer­gency ser­vices were called to re­ports of the col­li­sion on Hall Street, at the junc­tion with St Mary’s Way, in Of­fer­ton, shortly be­fore 8.15pm on Jan­uary 2.

A 76-year-old man was taken to hos­pi­tal in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion af­ter be­ing struck by a sil­ver Ford Fo­cus.

He later died from his in­juries a short time later.

A 35-year-old man has since been ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of caus­ing death by dan­ger­ous driv­ing, drug driv­ing and drink driv­ing. He has been bailed pend­ing fur­ther en­quiries.

Greater Manch­ester Po­lice sealed off Hall Street to carry out in­ves­ti­ga­tion work af­ter the in­ci­dent and the street has since re­opened.

GMP have launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion and are ap­peal­ing for any wit­nesses to come for­ward.

Po­lice Sergeant Dar­ren Han­cock, of GMP’s Se­ri­ous Col­li­sion In­ves­ti­ga­tion Unit, said af­ter the crash: “A man has trag­i­cally lost his life as a re­sult of this col­li­sion and we have spe­cial­ist of­fi­cers sup­port­ing his fam­ily.

“We know the Ford Fo­cus trav­elled south east along Hall Street be­fore it was in­volved in this col­li­sion and we’re ap­peal­ing to any­one who saw the car in the area be­fore­hand to get in touch.

“Whilst we have a man in cus­tody, I’d also ask any wit­nesses or any­one with dash-cam footage to call po­lice as soon as pos­si­ble so we can piece to­gether the full cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing this col­li­sion.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should call GMP’s Se­ri­ous Col­li­sion In­ves­ti­ga­tion Unit on 0161 856 4741 quot­ing in­ci­dent num­ber 1858 of 02/01/2018, or the in­de­pen­dent char­ity Crimestop­pers, anony­mously, on 0800 555 111.

Pic­ture: ASP

●●Po­lice at the scene of the in­ci­dent in Of­fer­ton

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