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Motorcyclist dies in Mottram Moor collision

A57 Mottram Moor. Image: Google Maps.

A motorcyclist has died following a serious collision on the A57 Mottram Moor.

Emergency services rushed to the scene just after 10.15pm on Sunday night (8 May). 

Greater Manchester Police said the force was called to a report of a road traffic collision involving a black motorcycle. 

A 35-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. 

His next of kin have been informed and specialist officers are supporting them at this time, a GMP spokesperson added. 

PC Phillip Collingwood, from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family who are understandably devastated at the loss of their loved one and we’re doing all we can to get the family the answers they need.  

“I would ask anyone with information or anyone who may have seen the black motorcycle prior to the collision to get in touch. 

“Witnesses and those with information are asked to call 0161 856 4741 or report it online or via LiveChat at www.gmp.police.uk.”

The normally busy road was closed throughout the night between the Market Street / Woolley Lane junctions and Stalybridge Road to allow investigative work to be carried out by GMP. It reopened at around 8.45am on Monday. 

Local MP Jonathan Reynolds said: "My thoughts are with all affected, and thanks with the emergency services who attended the scene."

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