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Man dies following collision with tram in Sale

A man has died following a collision with a tram in Sale. Photo: PA

A man has died following a collision with a tram in Sale.

The man died when he was involved in a collision with a tram near to Dane Road today, Sunday 5 June 2016, at around 9.25am.

Police attended the scene and Metrolink have closed part of the tram network whilst emergency services deal with the incident.

Motorists and tram passengers are urged to avoid the area where possible.

Police Constable Paul Shore of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said:

"This is a tragic incident and we are now working with Transport for Greater Manchester to investigate what exactly happened.

"Our specialist officers are working to identify the man and trace his family.

"Specialist officers are also supporting the driver of the tram to help him at this difficult time."

– Police Constable Paul Shore

Anyone with information should call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741.

Metrolink have confirmed that the Altrincham line is currently suspended.