Tributes to woman killed in collision

Louise Wolstenholme
Louise Wolstenholme

THE family of a woman who died after being hit by a car have paid tribute to her.

At 10pm on Sunday January 31, Louise Wolstenholme crossed over Bow Street at the junction of Crown Street in Bolton when she fell over.

A short time later, a bus and two vehicles are seen on CCTV slowing down and driving around her. There was a short break in traffic before another car, a Ford Focus, collided with her.

Paying tribute to her, 52-year-old Louise’s family said she was a “loving mother of Gaz and Brad and future mother-in-law to Vikee. She was mummy to Dougie the dog, partner to Rem and sister to Mark.

“She was loved by all her family, was a loving Godmother to Jack and Olivia and was a faithful and loyal friend to many. Louise had a big heart as big as her personality and will be devastatingly missed.”

An Atherton man has since been charged with seven offences relating to her death,

Tinashe Irvine Chikoto, of Devonshire Road, will appear at Bolton Magistrates Court today (Wednesday) accused of death by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of a collision, failing to report a collision, causing death whilst unlicensed, driving a motor vehicle without insurance, driving whilst unfit through drugs and perverting the course of justice.