Police appeal to hit-and-run driver in Cheadle

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has launched an appeal in a bid to bring a man to justice. The man in question is the driver of a black car which killed an elderly man in a fail-to-stop collision in Cheadle Hulme. GMP are urging him to hand himself in.

On Friday 13 January 2017, at around 10.10pm, officers were called to the Ryecroft Arms on Turves Road, Cheadle Hulme. They had received reports that a man had been hit by a car.

An ambulance was immediately sent to the scene. Unfortunately the man, now identified as 80-year-old Ian Whitworth, was subsequently pronounced dead by paramedics.

Witnesses describe seeing a small black car, possibly a coupe or hatchback, driving at speed from the scene towards the A34.

The vehicle is believed to have damage to its front windscreen.

Sgt Mark Thomas, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “It is only a matter of time until we find the person responsible for this collision, which has cruelly snatched a man’s life away.

“It happened near the Ryecroft Arms pub, and we have witnesses coming forward telling us they saw a black car speeding away from the scene and towards the A34 in the moments after the collision.

“With the CCTV opportunities outside the pub and at several other locations in the area, it is only a matter of time until we are able to identify this vehicle and the driver inside.

“I would now like to appeal directly to the driver of the car. Come forward before we find you.

“Similarly, if anyone knows anything which may assist our investigation please contact police as a matter of urgency.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident number 2281/130117 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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