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Police investigating Harry Sievey death make arrest as family pay tribute to “happy-go-lucky” son and brother

By David Prior at

The family of Harry Sievey have paid tribute to their “happy-go-lucky” son and brother as a 61-year-old man was this morning arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Harry, the 24-year-old son of the late Frank Sidebottom creator Chris Sievey, died in Withington on Sunday night after his bike was involved in a collision with a car.

An investigation has since been launched by the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, and the arrested man has been bailed until March 27.

Tributes have continued to pour in for Harry, the youngest of Sievey’s three children, and today his family issued their own statement.

It read: “There are no words for another tragic and sad loss to our family.

“Our little brother and loving son Harry was always happy-go-lucky. We are heart broken, taken from us before his time.

“We ask for our privacy at this time why we come to terms with our loss.”

Another cyclist, in his 20s, suffered minor injuries in the incident, and officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses.

The car involved in the crash was a blue Vauxhall Corsa, and information can be passed on by calling the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Watch him performing live at the LMRCA club in Timperley three years ago:

Senior Investigating Officer, Sergeant Lee Westhead, said: “We are currently investigating the full circumstances of this collision.

“I would firstly like to offer my sincere condolences to the family of the young man who died and specially trained officers continue to offer them their support.

“It is key we now try and establish exactly what happened and I would urge anyone who saw the collision to please call my team.

“If you saw anything in the moments beforehand, or recognise the vehicle from earlier that day, then I would also ask you to contact us with any information.”

Harry, a musician, was well known on Manchester’s music scene and worked at Cooper Hall bar.