A pedestrian has been killed in Rochdale following a hit and run

The fifty year old man was crossing the road when brown Skoda Octavia had been travelling along Chichester Street reached the junction with Milnrow Road it overtook a vehicle waiting to turn left.

The Skoda crossed to the opposite side of the carriageway before turning left onto Milnrow Road and as the car turned onto the road it was subsequently involved in a collision with a pedestrian who had been crossing the road.

The Skoda failed to remain at the scene and the car was later found abandoned on Percy Street, Rochdale.

Enquiries are on-going and no arrests have been made.

Police Sergeant Andrew Page, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This is a tragic incident in which a man has lost his life and our thoughts are very much with his family at this incredibly sad time.

“We’re continuing to appeal for information to locate the driver of the Skoda who failed to stop at the scene and we urge anyone who has any information at all to please get in touch.”


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