Police appeal after young woman dies following collision near Manchester city centre

A tragic incident.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 3rd June 2024

Police are urgently appealing for information and witnesses to a collision which happened near to Manchester city centre last week.

Officers from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) were called out to reports of a road traffic collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian on to Mauldeth Road West, near to Old Moat Park, in south Manchester at around 11:52am last Friday (31 May), and when they arrived on the scene, they found a pedestrian who’d sustained injuries.

The pedestrian, who was a 22-year-old woman, sadly passed away at hospital the same day as a result of her injuries.

Following the tragic incident, two men, aged 18 and 20, were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, GMP has confirmed.

Mauldeth Road West, near to where the collision took place / Credit: Google Maps

One has been released with no further action, and another has been bailed whilst police “conduct further enquiries”.


With a police investigation having now been launched and underway, Sergeant Andrew Page, from GMP’s Serous Collision Investigation Unit, has paid his tributes to the young woman who lost her life, and has made an urgent appeal to the public.

“Our thoughts are with this young woman’s family at this tragic time,” Sergeant Page’s appeal began.


“They are being supported by specially trained officers and we will continue to do all we can to get answers for them.

“If you witnessed anything, or you have any further information, we’d be grateful if you come forward and help with our enquiries. This could be an eyewitness account from the scene, doorbell footage, CCTV or dashcam footage. It can all be used to help us establish how a young woman lost her life in such distressing circumstances.”

Can you help? Anyone with any information or detail is encouraged to contact GMP directly on 0161 856 4741, or 101, quoting incident 1260 of 31/05/24.


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Alternatively details can be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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