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Family pay tribute to boy killed in Oldham collision

Trent Warburton

The family of a teenager who died in a collision in Oldham has paid tribute to him.

At around 2.55am yesterday, Saturday 10 November 2018, police were called to reports of a collision between a grey Vauxhall Insignia and a bicycle on Oldham Road at the junction with Hollinwood Avenue in Oldham.

The cyclists, two boys aged 17 and 19 were taken to hospital where the 19-year-old remains in a critical condition.

Sadly, the 17-year-old who has since been formally identified as Trent Warburton from Oldham, died from his injuries.

A 27-year-old man was arrested nearby on suspicion of dangerous driving and drink driving. He has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Trent’s family have released one of their favourite pictures of him from 2015.

Paying tribute to him, his family said: “Trent was the much loved son of Terry Warburton and Janine Cave. Brother to Shannon, Terrell, Tamara, Tiana, Tessa and Maulakai.

“Our son was our blue eyed golden boy with his cheeky smile that got him away with almost anything with his mum. He was his dad’s right hand man and his best friend.

“He trained hard at Marvin’s Gym (Team Greaves) for a number of years and he well and truly looked up to his trainer with lots of love and respect.

“He was a polite, well respected young man who has touched the lives of many people in Oldham and the love we have felt from the Oldham community has been very heart warming.

“We have to live with this loss for the rest of our lives. It’s left us all as a family truly devastated and our lives will never be the same again

“Forever in our hearts. Trent, we love you xx.”

Inspector Danny Byrne, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This was a horrific set of events that tragically took the life of a teenager and has left another fighting for his life and we are doing all we can to support their families at this unimaginably difficult time.

“I would urge anyone with any information to get in touch.  If you think you saw the insignia in the area last night or witnessed either of these collisions, please call police as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should call GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting reference number 339 of 10/11/2018, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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