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Family of Frank Sidebottom creator's son 'heartbroken'

Harry seen here with his dad's character's statue Photo: ITV

The family of a man who died after a collision in Withington has paid tribute to their “happy-go-lucky” son and brother.

Shortly before 10.15pm on Sunday February 12 a blue Vauxhall Corsa was driving along Mauldeth Road ploughed into two cyclists near to the junction of Wellington Road.

One of the cyclists – 24-year-old Harry Sievey - sadly died at the scene while another man in his 20s was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

An investigation was launched by the Serious Collision Investigation Unit and a 61-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has been bailed until March 27.

In tribute to Harry, his family said:

There are no words for another tragic and sad loss to our family.

Our little brother and loving son Harry was always happy-go-lucky. We are heart broken, taken from us before his time.

We ask for our privacy at this time why we come to terms with our loss.

– Family statement
  • Officers continue to appeal for witnesses and urge anyone with any information to contact police.
  • Information can be passed on by calling the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.