Police tracing collision victim’s relatives

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POLICE are trying to trace the relatives of an elderly woman who died following a collision with an articulated lorry.

Emergency services were called after the incident on Leigh Road at around 11.40am on Wednesday.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) have been unable to identify her or trace any relatives.

She was white, with short grey hair, wearing a beige coat and blue trousers and in possession of a black and purple tartan wheeled shopping trolley.

Sgt Mark Thomas, from the serious collision investigation unit, said: “Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we have not been able to identify this woman and therefore cannot identify her next of kin.

“We believe she lives locally and are hoping someone will know her or someone related to her based on the description we have provided.

“Finding out this way is of course devastating and the last thing we want but unfortunately we have been left with no alternative.

“If someone knows this woman please contact us as soon as possible and I would like to reassure you that we have specially trained officers on hand to speak with you.”

Anyone with information should call the serious collision investigation unit on 0161 856 4741.