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Police appeal after pedestrian knocked down in Rochdale

Police are appealing for information following a collision between a HGV and a female pedestrian in Rochdale.

At around 12.20pm yesterday, officers were called to the incident at the dipped curb pedestrian crossing on Spotland Road, just before the junction with High Street.

Emergency services attended but a 63-year-old female pedestrian had passed away.

A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and remains in custody for questioning.

PC Philip Drummond: said: “Tragically a woman has died after the incident earlier today.

“My thoughts are with her family and friends at this devastating time.

“We’re already following up on a number of lines of enquiry and would urge anyone with information to come forward to assist us.

“We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or may have dash-cam or CCTV footage. The investigation is in the early stages so any information, no matter how big or small, could really help us piece together what happened.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting log 1373 of 1/2/24, or alternatively call  Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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