A man has been arrested after a 56-year-old man died following a collision in Ashton.

Officers were called to Hurst Cross in Ashton-under-Lyne just before 11.45pm on Saturday night (June 19) after reports of a collision at the junction with Kings Road.

Emergency services attended the scene and established that a white Mercedes Sprinter van had been travelling along Lees Road.

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The Sprinter van then continued onto Hurst Cross where it was involved in a collision with a pedestrian who had been crossing the road.

The van failed to stop at the scene and was later found abandoned on Park Road in Stalybridge.

The pedestrian - a 56-year-old man - was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

His next of kin have been informed.

A 29-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The man remains in custody for questioning.

Enquiries are ongoing.

Sergeant Matt Waggett of GMP's Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "Tragically, a man has lost his life as a result of this collision.

“Our thoughts are very much with his family and loved ones as they begin to process this horrendous news. They are currently receiving support from specialist officers.

"We currently have one man in custody in connection with this collision but we're appealing to anyone with information to come forward and speak with us to assist our investigation.

“The van involved in the collision failed to remain at the scene so we're particularly keen to speak with anyone who witnessed a white Mercedes Sprinter in the area at the time."

Anyone with information, or dash-cam footage, should contact police via the GMP website or by calling 0161 856 4741 quoting incident 3668 of 19/06/21. www.gmp.police.uk

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