Murder investigation after man is pushed into moving tram

Murder investigation after woman pushes man into moving tram at Manchester Victoria Station

A woman is in custody after a man was pushed into a moving tram at Victoria Station. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) have begun a murder investigation since. The suspect is now under investigation for murder.

Around 7.50pm on Sunday 11 June, police were called to Victoria Station. They were responding to reports of a collision involving a man and a tram.

Emergency services were called to reports of ‘a serious medical emergency’. It was later confirmed that the man had passed away.

The man, believed to be in his 30s, sadly died at the scene.

A 31-year-old woman was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

Metrolink customer director Stephen Rhodes said he was “absolutely devastated” to hear someone had died.

There was disruption to services on the Bury line for several hours affecting those attending this year’s Parklife festival.

Metrolink issued a walking map to help those travelling from the festival at Heaton Park return to the city centre.

Parklife finished at 23:00 on Sunday. The three-mile walk should take about an hour.

Some people questioned the advice on Twitter. Commentators suggested that telling young people to walk the distance in Wellington boots in the dark was “unbelievable”.

Others said they thought there would be safety in numbers.

Witnesses accounts proving helpful in investigation

Senior Investigating Officer Bob Tonge of GMP’s Major Incident Support Unit, released a statement. “This is a tragic event where a man has lost his life”, he began. “The circumstances surrounding this are being fully investigated.

“We will be questioning the woman in custody later today to ascertain the exact circumstances of how the man came to his death.

“My thanks goes to those who witnessed the incident and have got in touch with us.

“Your accounts have been extremely helpful and have meant we have been able to escalate our enquiries quickly”.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 2139 of 11/06/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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