Crime scene after body found in Chorlton.

Police officer finds body in Chorlton

Police are investigating after the body of a man was found dead in Chorlton. An officer on patrol found the body on Wilbraham Road.

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Family tribute to hit-and-run victim

Craig Rodger was described by his family as "loveable" Credit: Greater Manchester Police

In a statement released by police today, Craig's family said:

“Craig was a normal 25-year-old.

"He was a loveable pain but he was ours. We are devastated by what has happened to our Craig.

“If anyone knows who was driving the car that hit Craig just tell someone. Whoever it was still has their family after all this is over.

“It can never be over for us though, we cannot begin to think of closure until someone does the decent thing and tells us who killed Craig and left him dying in the middle of the road in Chorlton-cum-Hardy that night.

“We can’t begin to explain how this feels for us all. We thank everyone for their support and ask that we be left in peace to try and grieve.”


Two men bailed over hit-and-run with torched Porsche

The burned-out sportscar Credit: MEN Syndication

Police have bailed two men who were arrested over a hit-and-run that killed man in Manchester.

Craig Rodger was mown down by a Porsche in Chorlton on Monday night. The driver did not stop. The sportscar was later found abandoned and burned-out.

Detectives questioned two men, aged 25 and 32, on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. Both have been bailed until April.

Porsche hit-and-run victim dies

The hit-and-run sportscar was later dumped and torched Credit: MEN Syndication

A pedestrian has died after he was mown down by a Porsche in a hit-and-run in Manchester.

The 26-year-old had fought for his life in hospital since being struck in Chorlton last night.

Police later discovered the sportscar had been dumped and burned-out.

Officers have arrested a 32-year-old man.

Police hunt driver of torched hit-and-run Porsche

The burned-out Porsche Credit: MEN Syndication

Police are searching for the driver of a burned-out Porsche that was involved in a hit-and-run in Manchester.

The vehicle was dumped and torched, after hitting a man who was crossing Wilbraham Road in Chorlton at 10.20pm last night. He is now critically ill in hospital.

Officers say the driver "knows who they are and what they have done" and insist they "will find them no matter how long it takes".

The sportscar's registration is MX10 OBK.

Police appeal to hit and run Porsche driver

Police are investigating a hit and run in Chortlon, Manchester after a man was left critically ill when he was knocked down by a Porsche. The 26 year old man was hit whilst crossing Wilbraham Road at 10:20pm and is critically ill in hospital.

It happened near Spread Eagle pub, the drive of the black Porsche Panamera did not stop. The car has since been recovered after being found burned out and abandoned on Brookburn Road.

A dedicated team of specialist officers are now investigating this collision. The driver knows who they are and what they have done, they should also know that we will find them no matter how long it takes and we will bring them to account. I will appeal directly to the driver and say come and speak to the Police now on your terms before we come knocking on your door. I will also appeal to the family and friends of the driver. Do not protect this person, we will investigate and take action against anyone who does. This is no time for misplaced loyalty, a young man is fighting for his life."

– Investigating Officer, Sergeant Lee Westhead


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