A 41 year old woman driver has been killed in a road smash in Bacup.

Celia Lynch was driving red Vauxhall Crossland X motor vehicle had collided with the wall of the Swan Hotel Market Street, close to the junction with Rockliffe Road.

The road was closed for three hours while accident investigators attended the scene.

Police are appealing for information and are particularly keen to trace any witnesses who may have seen the collision,which happened just before 9.00 am yesterday or seen a red 2019 registered Vauxhall Crossland being driven in the Bacup area in recent days.

Sgt Steve Hardman, of Lancashire Police’s Tactical Operations, said: “These are tragic circumstances and my thoughts are with Celia’s family and friends at this sad and very difficult time.

“We are appealing for witnesses and would urge anyone who has seen what happened and yet to speak to police to come forward.

“We want to understand the exact circumstances around the collision and if you have any information please come forward.”

In a tribute, Celia’s family said:

“Celia was a loving wife, sister, grandmother and mother to four wonderful children.

“She had a kind, warm and funny personality and always had time for others.

“All her family are devastated by this tragic loss and will miss her greatly.”


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