Police are investigating after a man was hospitalised and his two dogs were killed following a hit and run in Shaw on Saturday evening.
A 53-year-old man and his two dogs were struck on Crompton Way at around 6.50pm.
Greater Manchester Police say the man remains in hospital with serious injuries after the collision with the car, which failed to stop.
Sadly, one dog was immediately pronounced dead and the other passed away shortly afterwards due to the extent of the injuries sustained.
Police added that no arrests have been made and enquiries are underway.
Constable Jon Gorton, of GMP’s Road Policing Unit, said: “This was a terrible and saddening incident that has left a man in hospital with serious injuries and has taken away the lives of his beloved pets.
“We know that Crompton Way can be a busy area of Shaw, particularly on a Saturday evening.
“We are keen to speak to anyone that may have been around the area on the evening of Saturday 30 November between 6.30pm and 7pm that may have seen this incident occur or have dash cam footage that could help our investigation.
“It is important that anyone with information contacts the police as a first point of call rather elsewhere beforehand and we urge those who knows any detail that could be helpful in this case to contact police.”
Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward with information or dash cam footage by contacting police on 0161 856 8844, quoting incident number 2590 of 30/11/2019.
Details can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.