Man killed by falling tree in Sale during high winds

Police have praised the bravery of the public who tried to help.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 7th October 2022

A man has been killed by a falling tree in Sale during this week’s high winds.

The 26-year-old male was pronounced dead shortly after emergency services attended the scene on Darley Street.

Another man was injured when the tree came down on the residential street at around 3.30pm on Thursday 6 October.

The deceased’s family are being supported by specially-trained officers from Greater Manchester Police.

Detectives are appealing for anyone with information, including doorbell footage, to help with the investigation.


Detective Inspector Jennifer Reeve of the Trafford division said: “This is a devastating incident and our thoughts are with the family and friends affected at this difficult time, especially of the man who sadly lost his life.

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“I would also like to thank the public who tried to help at the time immediately after the incident happened, their actions were brave and appreciated by all the emergency services.


“We are continuing with our enquiries at this time to understand how the tree fell and are appealing for anyone in the local area to get in touch if they feel they have any information that may help.”

Anyone that has any details they can be passed on direct by calling 101 quoting 2127 of the 06/10/22.

Alternatively, information can be sent via the LiveChat function at or via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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