page contents Verification: 9ffcbb9dc8386bf9 Man dies after being hit by a taxi in Manchester – News Vire
Home / News Articles / Man dies after being hit by a taxi in Manchester

Man dies after being hit by a taxi in Manchester

A man has died after being hit by a black cab shortly after he was arrested and fined by police.

The man, in his 60s, was struck by the vehicle in the early hours of Saturday morning on an A-road in Manchester. Only hours earlier he had been arrested on suspicion of committing a public order offence and was released with a fixed-penalty notice.

The male cab driver, in his 70s, stopped and assisted officers at the scene on the southbound carriageway of Stockport Road, in Longsight, about three miles south of Manchester city centre.

Greater Manchester police said no arrests have been made in relation to the incident, which took place at about 2.10am. The road was closed for several hours but has since reopened.

As a result of the man’s contact with police, the incident has been referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct.

Sgt Jon McColl, of Greater Manchester police, said: “We have spoken to several people who stopped at the scene and have also recovered dash-cam footage as part of this investigation.

“Our thoughts continue to be with this man’s family and our support will be offered to them. While we continue with inquiries we are still keen to hear from anyone that may have seen a man in the road earlier or has any information about the collision.”

About newsvire

Check Also

penny marshall famed actress and comedian dead at 75 310x165 - Penny Marshall, famed actress and comedian, dead at 75

Penny Marshall, famed actress and comedian, dead at 75

Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *