Police are appealing for witnesses following a hit-and-run which killed a 25-year-old man
A £20,000 reward for information has been offered by police, ten years on from a hit-and-run which killed a five-year-old boy in Manchester.
Police are investigating after the body of a man was found dead in Chorlton. An officer on patrol found the body on Wilbraham Road.
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.”
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.
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 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 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.
– Investigating Officer, Sergeant Lee Westhead
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."
Kevin Pratt, an insurance expert for moneysupermarket, has spoken to Granada Reports about why Chorlton is so badly hit by burglars.
He said Chorlton might be perceived as 'rich pickings', because it is a 'nice part of the world'.
The Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner, Tony Lloyd, has said a report which names Chorlton-cum-Hardy as the UK's most burgled postcode, is not an accurate description of the Manchester suburb.
He said burglary is a major issue for Greater Manchester Police, not just in Chorlton, but in the entire area.
Manchester has the top burglary hotspot in the UK.
According to figures from a leading insurance firm, people living in Chorlton and the M21 postcode are most likely to have been hit with more than 45 claims per thousand people.