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75-year-old man dies after being knocked down by a coach in Manchester City Centre

A 75-year-old man has died following a collision in Manchester City Centre.

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At around 1.30pm on November 13th, police were called to reports of a collision between a Caetano coach and a pedestrian in Piccadilly Gardens, near to Lever Street.

The pedestrian,  a 75-year-old man was taken to hospital where he sadly died from his injuries.

The driver of the coach remained at the scene to speak with officers and no arrests have been made.

Oldham Street and Dale Street were closed for three hours while investigative work was carried out and enquiries are ongoing.

Police Constable Philip Shaw, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Tragically a man has lost his life after a collision in the city centre and we are doing all we can to piece together the circumstances that led to the incident.

It happened at a busy time of day with many other pedestrians and commuters in the surrounding area and would urge anyone who witnessed this collision to please get in touch as soon as possible.

Anyone with information should call GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident number 1032 of 13/11/2018, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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