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Driver arrested after man, 52, dies in 3am hit-and-run in Altrincham

By David Prior at

A52-year-old man has died after being struck by a car in Altrincham last night.

At around 3am this morning, police were called to reports that a Volkswagen Golf GTI had collided with a pedestrian on Manchester Road, close to the junction with Barrington Road, and failed to stop at the scene.

Emergency services attended – including an air ambulance – and the man was taken to hospital, where he sadly died from his injuries.

A 26-year-old man handed himself into police and was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He remains in custody for questioning.

An investigation is underway and police are asking witnesses or anyone with dash cam footage to contact them.

Police Sergeant Andrew Page, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This was a tragic incident and our thoughts remain with the victim’s family. Specialist officers are supporting them at this difficult time.

“We are keen to establish the circumstances behind this collision and are therefore appealing to the public for further information. I am aware that it was not a busy time of day, however I am hopeful that there are witnesses who will be able to assist with our enquiries by providing us with vital information and/or dashcam footage.”

“We believe that a silver taxi was in the area at the time and may have witnessed this collision. I am keen to stress that the driver isn’t in any trouble, but would appeal for them to get in touch as soon as possible as they could hold vital information.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 472 of 26/01/2020. Reports can also be made anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.