Man dies after being hit by cab in Manchester following police release

A man has died after being hit by a cab in Manchester shortly after he was released from a police station. 

Greater Manchester Police said the man, who was in his 60s, was walking in the southbound carriageway of Stockport Road in Longsight in the early hours of Saturday morning when he was hit by a black cab.

He had earlier been arrested on suspicion of committing a public order offence and was released with a fixed penalty notice.

As a result of the man’s contact with police, the incident has been referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct.

The driver of the black cab, a man in his 70s, remained at the scene and assisted the police. No arrests have been made.

The road was closed for several hours but has since reopened.

Sergeant Jon McColl, of Greater Manchester Police, said: “We have spoken to several people who stopped at the scene and have also recovered dash-cam footage as part of this investigation. Our thoughts continue to be with this man’s family and our support will be offered to them.

“Whilst we continue with enquiries we are still keen to hear from anyone that may have seen a man in the road earlier or has any information about the collision.”

PA

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