Greater Manchester Police is appealing for information after a man has sadly died following an e-scooter collision in Tameside.
Officers were called to reports of a collision on Springfield Road in Tameside at around 1.40pm on New Year’s Day, and GMP has now confirmed that its enquiries established a 74-year-old man was riding an electric scooter down the road when he collided with two cars which were parked on the side of the road.
Emergency services attended, but it’s been confirmed that the man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
No arrests have been made at present, and enquiries are ongoing.
Following confirmation of the man’s devastating passing, police have now issued a public appeal and are urging witnesses to come forward with any information, or car dash cam or CCTV footage of the incident if they have it.
“Our thoughts remain with the man’s family as they come to terms with this incredibly tragic loss,” said Sergeant Marie Eldred of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit.
“This collision happened in the middle of the day.
“So we are hopeful that there are a number of witnesses who may have dash cam or CCTV footage to provide.”
Do you have any information that may be of use to enquiries currently ongoing?
Greater Manchester Police is asking witnesses to come forward with dash cam or CCTV footage and to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 2518 of 01/01/22.
Reports can also be made anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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Police warn criminals ‘don’t bother’ attending Parklife after already making arrest
Greater Manchester Police have said that criminals shouldn’t ‘bother’ coming to Parklife festival this weekend, after already making an arrest at the festival site.
Officers have been carrying out searches of people arriving on site this week – and have already arrested a 24-year-old man.
A quantity of pills and a knife were both recovered from the man, who has been arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs and possession of a bladed article.
After the arrest, Superintendent Phil Spurgeon issued a statement to criminals, saying ‘don’t bother coming to Parklife’.
He said: “We have a really robust police and partnership community safety operation for the festival, and the arrest and seizure yesterday demonstrates the vigilance of security staff, our thorough search procedures and our commitment to keeping people safe.
“Make no mistake, illegal items such as weapons and drugs can have fatal consequences. Our top priority this weekend is keeping people safe, and anyone caught trying to take such items into the festival will be robustly dealt with.
“I hope the genuine festival-goers are excited for the fantastic weekend ahead and I am confident the majority will enjoy the event responsibly and safely.”
Greater Manchester Police and Parklife security staff will be working closely together to intercept anyone travelling to the festival with criminal intentions.
The arrest on 8 June was thanks to the festival’s drug detection dogs.
In a formal statement addressing the situation, the city‘s flagship further education institution says some of its systems have been accessed by an “unauthorised party” and that data has “likely been copied” as a result of this.
The University’s in-house experts are said to be “working around the clock” to resolve the issue.
External support teams are also said to be working in collaboration with the University to understand what data has been accessed.
Patrick Hackett – Registrar, Secretary, and Chief Operating Officer at the University of Manchester – explained in a statement issued this morning: “Regrettably, I have to share with you the news that the University is the victim of a cyber incident, [as] it has been confirmed that some of our systems have been accessed by an unauthorised party and data have likely been copied.
“Our in-house experts and established expert external support are working around the clock to resolve this incident, and we are working to understand what data has been accessed”.
Mr Hackett said he understands the nature of the issue will “cause concern to members of our community”, and says the University is “very sorry for this”.
The University says it is also working with relevant authorities – including the Information Commissioner’s Office, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the National Crime Agency, and other regulatory bodies – to resolve the issue, and will provide information to those affected as soon as they are able to.
Students and staff are also be told to be vigilant to any suspicious phishing emails within the coming days – with the University’s IT Services team having published some relevant advice to refer to.