An investigation has been launched after a man was critically injured when his paraglider crashed at City Airport in Barton.

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City Airport

The crash happened just before 8am on May 21, police were called to reports that a paraglider had crashed at the airport.

The ambulance service attended and a 55-year-old man was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries.

The cause of the accident is unclear, so police are appealing for any witnesses to get in touch with them.

Sergeant Lee Westhead from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: ” My thoughts are with the man and his family at this time.

“My officers are working hard to establish the circumstances of this accident, if you saw what happened or have any information, then I would ask that you contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit as soon as possible.

“I am particularly keen to speak to individuals with photographs or videos of the incident or the aftermath.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4741, or on the 101 number, and anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.