Woman died following collision with tram in Tameside

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a woman died following a collision with a tram on Ashton Road in Tameside.

Just before 8pm on Friday, December 18, police were called to reports of a collision between a tram and a pedestrian by the Market Street tram stop.

Market Street tram stop

Emergency services attended and a woman – believed to be in her 30s – was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The tram stopped at New Islington Metrolink while the driver assisted police with their enquiries. No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

PC Phillip Collingwood, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This is an incredibly upsetting incident for the woman’s family and loved ones, and our thoughts remain with them this at this difficult time.

“This incident happened in a busy location where there were a number of witnesses present who might be able assist police in their investigation to establish the full circumstances of this incident.

“If you have any footage or any information and have not yet spoken to police, please get in touch as soon as possible. Even the smallest piece of information could prove vital in helping us to complete our enquiries.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4741, quoting log number 3028 of 17/12/21.

Alternatively, reports can be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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