Tributes left to woman killed in Ashton-under-Lyne road collision

TRIBUTES have been left at the scene of a road crash in Ashton-under-Lyne in which a 27-year-old woman was tragically killed. 

A 28-year-old man remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Shortly after 3.35am on Saturday, November 28, police were called to reports that a red Volkswagen Golf had collided with two pedestrians on Manchester Road near to Snipe Retail Park.

A 31-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death whilst driving without due care and attention and released pending investigation.

Police Inspector Danny Byrne, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This morning’s incident has had truly tragic consequences and we have specialist officers supporting the woman’s family as our enquiries continue.

“Our thoughts are also with the man and his family as he receives treatment in hospital and we’re appealing to any witnesses or anyone with any information or dash-cam footage to get in touch with us as soon as possible.

“Our investigation is continuing and it’s incredibly important we establish the circumstances surrounding this collision. I’d urge anyone who thinks they might be able to assist us to call our team.”

Anyone with information should call GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident number 460 of 28/11/2020, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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