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Sudden Deaths in Two Locations

09 March 2017 | Updated 01 January 1970

Shortly after 2:00pm on Wednesday 7, Greater Manchester Police officers were called to reports of a serious collision between a Ford Focus and a number of pedestrians.

Two women, aged 44 and 49, were taken to different hospitals (Wythenshawe Hospital and Manchester Royal Infirmary) with life-threatening injuries but sadly both died.

An 89-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and serious injury by dangerous driving.

Senior Investigating Officer Sergeant Lee Westhead, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit for GMP, said: "An investigation has commenced to establish the exact circumstances and we are continuing to appeal for anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw the vehicle beforehand to come forward.”

Picture: The driver hit a number of bollards at the main entrance with enough force to knock them down


Man found dead at Tesco store

West Midlands police have confirmed that the death of a man whose body was found in the toilets of a Birmingham Tesco is at this time unexplained.

The body was discovered about an hour before the store was due to close, leading to an evacuation. The incident happened Sunday 5.

Paramedics were called but the man in his 30s was declared dead at the scene. the death is not being treated as suspicious but has been referred to the coroner.

A statement on the West Midlands Police website reads: 'We were called by the ambulance service to Tesco, Coleshill Road, Hodge Hill, at around 4.15pm on Sunday 5 March following reports of a man found collapsed in the changing rooms. The man, believed to be in his 30s, was taken to hospital but despite the best efforts of medical staff, he sadly died. The death of the man is not being treated as suspicious and has been referred to the coroner'.

Tesco has offered its condolences to the family

Article written by Robin Snow | Published 09 March 2017


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