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Man rushed to hospital after Cheadle hit and run

Map shows Cheadle High Street Credit: Google Maps

A man has been rushed to hospital after a hit and run at about 8pm Boxing Day on Cheadle High Street. Officers say the vehicle failed to stop.

He is said to have suffered severe head injuries and has been taken to Wythenshawe Hospital.

The road has been cordoned off and there is a large police presence.


Manchester hit and run, man sentenced to 6 years

Paul Tomlinson, sentenced for 6 years after hit and run of Susan Smythe Credit: Greater Manchester Police

A motorist who fatally collided with a pedestrian has been jailed.

Paul Tomlinson from Sale Moor was sentenced to six years in prison and banned from driving for eight years at Minshull Street Crown Court.

At a previous hearing, Tomlinson pleaded guilty to causing the death of Susan Smythe, 59, by dangerous driving, failing to provide a specimen for analysis and failing to stop and report a collision.

At around 9pm on Friday 9 September 2016, Tomlinson was driving his Volkswagen Golf along Wharfside Way, Trafford Park, when he almost collided with a vehicle waiting at a set of traffic lights.

He was also seen mounting a kerb and narrowly avoiding collisions.

Shortly afterwards, Ms Smythe was crossing Chester Road when Tomlinson, driving at high speed, swerved erratically from the left lane, where the front side of his car collided with her.

Ms Smythe suffered grave head injuries and sadly died at the scene.

He failed to stop at the and, before going home, left his car at a nearby car park and wiped the steering wheel and doors with a pair of leggings.

Tomlinson was later arrested at his home address before he was breathalysed in custody where he was very much over the legal limit, although it is unclear how much alcohol was in his system at the time of the incident.

"Tomlinson was an enormous amount over the legal drink drive limit and was in no fit state to be behind the wheel that night.

"Despite repeated screams from his girlfriend to slow down, Tomlinson continue to drive erratically and was reaching speeds in excess of 60mph in 40mph zones.

What makes his crime even worse is the fact that he failed to stop and even attempted to cover up what he'd done by cleaning his finger prints off the vehicle.

No sentence can bring Susan back, but today's outcome should provide a stark reminder of the perils of driving under the influence of alcohol.

I hope it can at least bring some closure to Susan's family and help prevent other lives being needlessly lost on our roads."

– Police Constable Anthony Pye, GMP Serious Collision Investigation Unit
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Tributes paid to teenage boy killed in hit and run

The 15-year-old was out cycling in Whitesnake, near Preston, when he was hit by a car on Friday night. Credit: Lancashire Police

Tributes have been paid to Dylan Crossey, 15, who died after a hit and run in Lancashire late on Friday night, October 7.

The teenage footballer with "mesmerising skills" was cycling along Chain House Lane in Whitestake, near Preston, when he was hit by a car.

He was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital with serious head injuries before being transferred to Manchester Children's Hospital, where he later died.

Dylan was a much loved son and brother who loved nothing more than living life to its fullest. He was a gentleman and was growing into a fine young man. Dylan was an outstanding footballer and loved to watch his favourite team Preston North End both at home and away. Dylan was taken from us suddenly and without warning. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.

– Dylan's family

Dylan was a described as a talented and proud footballer, who represented his local team almost 100 times. In a Facebook post, Penwortham St Teresa's FC said Dylan "always represented the club with pride".

Today's U16 and U18 matches have been cancelled while the day's other fixtures will hold pre-match applause as a mark of respect.

The 15-year-old was out cycling in Whitesnake, near Preston, when he was hit by a car on Friday night. Credit: Facebook

Rival side Longridge Town Juniors posted: "Everyone at Longridge town juniors would like to pass on their condolences to the teams and family of Dylan Crossey.

"Dylan died last night in a tragic hit and run. He was 15.

"Dylan played for Penwortham St Teresa's and more recently Cadley.

"A very talented striker with silky, mesmerising skills, very often tying knots in our defence."

When we get news like this it hits us all in junior football. Hurts us all in our football community. Rest in peace Dylan.

– Spokesman, Longridge Town Juniors

A man, 42, from New Longton remains in custody on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink driving.

Police recovered a silver BMW 3 Series from an address in New Longton and are appealing for anyone who saw the vehicle in the area to come forward.

  • Anyone with information is asked to call Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log number 1316 of October 7.

Teenage boy dies after hit and run in Lancashire

Police are appealing for anyone who has seen a damaged car in the area to get in touch. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

A teenage boy has died after a hit and run in Lancashire.

Dylan Crossey, 15, was out on his bike late on Friday night, October 7, when he was hit by a car on Chain House Lane in Whitestake near Preston.

Dylan suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital before he was transferred to Manchester Children's Hospital.

Police have arrested a man, 42, from New Longton on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink driving. He remains in custody.

They have also recovered a silver BMW 3 Series from an address in New Longton.

Dylan has very sadly died as a result of the injuries he sustained in this collision and we are continuing our investigation into this tragic incident.

We would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who may have seen a silver BMW 3 Series in the area around the time of the collision to contact us.

Similarly, if you have any other information that could assist with our on-going investigation I would urge you to get in touch with us as soon as possible."

– Chief Inspector Mike Adamson, Lancashire Constabulary
  • Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 1613 of October 7th.
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