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Tributes to best friend killed after being hit by two cars

Wayne Stansfield on the left with best friend Gary Montgomery

One of the friends of the butcher killed after being hit by two cars in Todmorden has paid tribute to him. Gary Montgomery, who was with Wayne Stansfield at the time of the incident has said, "There are no words to describe how I'm feeling right now."


Two arrested over Todmorden man killed after being hit by cars

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a Todmorden man died after being hit by two cars while crossing the road.

Wayne Stansfield

Wayne Stansfield, 48, died after the collision close to his shop on Halifax Road on Sunday evening.

The men, both from Todmorden, are aged 30 and 27. They have been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Flowers have been placed at the scene and police are still appealing for witnesses who may have seen the two cars involved being driven towards the town centre at 9pm on Sunday evening.

Todmorden butcher killed after being hit by two cars

Investigations are underway into the death of a 48-year-old man who was killed after being hit by two cars as he crossed a road in Todmorden.

Halifax Road, Todmorden Credit: Peter Holmes

He has been named locally as Wayne Stansfield, a butcher, who was struck close to his shop as he crossed Halifax Road at around 9pm last night. He died at the scene.

Police say the cars were 'travelling close to each other' at the time and are appealing for witnesses.

Pedestrian killed in two-car collision in Todmorden

Police are appealing for information after a 48-year-old local man died when he was struck by two vehicles as he crossed Halifax Road, Todmorden last night.

Halifax Road, Todmorden Credit: Peter Holmes

The incident occurred around 9pm on Sunday night when the pedestrian was crossing the road, close to Duke of York public house, when he was struck by two vehicles - a black coloured Audi A3 and a silver coloured Toyota Yaris - that were believed to be travelling close to each other at the time.

The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries as a result of the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene.

I'm appealing for any witnesses to the collision or anyone seeing the manner in which both vehicles, which were travelling towards Todmorden town centre, were being driven in the time prior to the collision.’’

– Det Sgt Carole Greaves


Pictures: Springtime snow covers some areas

Some areas in our region awakened to a blanket of snow this morning.

Parts of our region woke up to snow this morning Credit: Chris Kiddey

Local police forces urging caution on the roads, saying "Take it steady in the snow... roads are a bit slippy at the moment."

Swimmers brave the cold in Todmorden

It may not be quite the weather for an outdoor swim but that didn't deter the entrants in this year's Lee Dam Swim in the snow covered hills above Todmorden this weekend.

For more than 50 years the annual event, organised by town's swimming club, has attracted the fearless and foolhardy who plunge into the icy waters of a local reservoir in races to retrieve wooden cups.

Their reward? A free bowl of soup an a local pub and, possibly, a slight chill.

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