Man killed in Openshaw crash named by police

A man who died following a serious collision in Openshaw on Tuesday night has been named by police.

Peter Bretherton, 86, of Openshaw – who used to live in Buxton in Derbyshire – died after being struck by a Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) on Ashton Old Road shortly before 4pm on Tuesday (1 October).

In a statement, his family said: “Peter was a keen amateur dramatics participant who loved his singing. He enjoyed foreign holidays and spending time travelling. 

“He will be sadly missed by his close friends and family.”

Greater Manchester Police are continuing to appeal for information following the collision on the busy east Manchester road.

No arrests have been made in connection with the incident, say police. 

Anyone with information should contact GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 1900 of 01/10/2019.

Alternatively information can be passed on via the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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