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Third arrest following fatal collision in Brierfield

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Officers investigating a fatal collision in Brierfield have made a third arrest.

We were called to Colne Road, at 8.31pm on Sunday (31st March) following reports a BMW M5 had struck a pedestrian and then collided with a wall, close to a bus stop.

Emergency services attended and found a man in his 50s unresponsive. Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, he was sadly later pronounced deceased at the scene.

Yesterday we arrested a 34-year-old man, from Brierfield, on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

As reported previously, a 28-year-old man from Brierfield and a 40-year-old man from Manchester were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

All three men have since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Sgt Martin Wilcock, of our Road Policing Unit, said: “This collision has resulted in a man losing his life and my thoughts are still very much with his loved ones.

“Although we have now arrested three people, our investigation is very much ongoing.

“With that in mind, I would ask for any witnesses or anyone with dashcam, doorbell or CCTV footage which captures the BMW M5 in Brierfield prior to the collision to contact the police as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information, dashcam, CCTV, doorbell or mobile phone footage is asked to email or call 101. Quote log 1128 of 31st March 2024.