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Pedestrian in his 60s run over and killed by black cab hours after being held by cops over ‘public order offence’

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A MAN was knocked down and killed by a taxi after strolling out of a police station in south Manchester.

Officers had arrested him earlier within the night on suspicion of a public order offence, however he was launched from custody at Longsight Police Station with a high-quality.

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Paramedics fought to assist, however the man, who was in his 60s, was pronounced lifeless on the scene[/caption]

The person, in his 60s, was then fatally hit by a black cab on the A6 Stockport Highway, shortly after 2am.

Paramedics fought to assist, however he was pronounced lifeless on the scene.

The taxi driver, a person in his 70s, stayed on the scene to talk with officers and no arrests have been made.

The case has been referred to the Impartial Workplace for Police Conduct (IOPC) consistent with protocol, as a result of the person had contact with GMP earlier that night time.

It’s not but recognized precisely how lengthy after his launch the deadly collision passed off.

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The taxi driver, a person in his 70s, stayed on the scene to talk with officers and no arrests have been made[/caption]

A GMP spokesman confirmed on Saturday afternoon: “At round 2.10am this morning (Saturday eight December) a person in his 60s was on the southbound carriageway of Stockport Highway when a black cab collided with him.

“The person was pronounced lifeless on the scene regardless of the perfect efforts of paramedics.

“The motive force of the black cab – who’s in his 70s – remained on the scene and spoke with police. No arrests have been made. The highway was closed for a number of hours.

“Following enquiries, it was established the person who died had earlier been arrested on suspicion of committing a public order offence. He was launched after being issued with a hard and fast penalty discover.”

Officers from GMP’s Critical Collision Investigation Unit are working to know precisely how and why the person was knocked down.


Sergeant Jon McColl stated: “We now have spoken to a number of individuals who stopped on the scene and have additionally recovered dash-cam footage as a part of this investigation.

“Our ideas proceed to be with this man’s household and our help will likely be provided to them.

“While we proceed with enquiries we’re nonetheless eager to listen to from anybody that will have seen a person within the highway earlier or has any details about the collision.”


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