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Woman arrested after girl, 11, killed in Rochdale collision

A girl has died following a collision in Rochdale.

Shortly after 3.30pm on Monday 1 October 2018, police were called to reports of a serious collision between a red Range Rover and a pedestrian on Taylor Street.

The pedestrian, an 11-year-old girl, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene despite the best efforts of the emergency services.

A 33-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. She remains in custody for questioning.

A scene is in place and Taylor Street has been closed at the junction with Red Lane and Whitworth Road.

An investigation has been launched and enquiries are ongoing.

Police Sergeant Lee Westhead of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This was an incredibly tragic incident that has left a family heartbroken and we have specially trained officers supporting them at this unimaginably difficult time.

“While we have a woman in custody, our investigation is clearly in its very early stages and I would urge anyone who witnessed this collision or has any information or dash-cam footage to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information should call GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting reference number 1204 of 01/10/2018, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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