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‘A true gentleman’: tributes to great-grandfather killed in crash

75 year old Peter Heywood died on Tuesday. Credit: GMP

The family of a man who died in a crash in Trafford has paid tribute to him as "a true gentleman".

75 year old Peter Heywood was a pedestrian and involved in a crash in Manchetser on Tuesday, where he was fatally injured.

His family say he was a well-respected man and was known by many in the Trafford area.

He was a true gentleman, very independent and a proud man. He will be missed by all who knew him.

We would like to thank everyone for the abundance of support that has been shown at this truly heart breaking time.

– Family of Peter Heywood

Peter leaves behind his daughter Michelle, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A police investigation into the crash is ongoing and officers are appealing for witnesses.

Police hunt man jailed for attempted murder wanted on recall to prison

Dean Edgar is aware that is wanted and is believed to be actively evading arrest. Credit: GMP

Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a wanted man from Salford.

Dean Edger, who's from Clippers Quay, is wanted on recall to prison.

He was originally jailed in 2004 for attempted murder following a shooting on April 11 2003 in Newall Green but has since been released on license.

Edgar is aware that is wanted and is believed to be actively evading arrest.

He is known to have links to the South Manchester and Salford areas.

Anyone with information about Edgar’s whereabouts should contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


Snow: road closures in the North West

A yellow weather warning for ice and snow remains in place for much of the North West today.

A number of roads are still closed because of the snow:

  • A53 Leek Road closed between A54 and Brown Lane
  • A537 Cat & Fiddle Road in between Bull-Hill-Lane (Macclesfield) and A54 (Buxton)
  • A54 between A523 (Bosley Crossroads) and A537
  • A57 Snake Pass between Hurst Road (Glossop) and A6013 (Ladybower Reservoir)
  • Corney Fell Road between Corney and Duddon Bridge

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James Winterbottom: driver appeal in search for missing 80 year old

James vanished during an evening of bad weather. Credit: GMP Didsbury

Police searching for a missing man are now appealing to drivers in South Manchester to help find him.

80-year-old James Winterbottom was last seen at around 8.45pm on Tuesday eaving his home on Moor Park Road, Didsbury.

Concerns were raised after it was thought that James was not wearing clothing suitable to the severe weather that's hit the area this week.

Detectives believe he has walked along a stretch of Manchester Road between the Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre and Cheadle.

Despite our best efforts we have been unable to find James so far and his family are understandably becoming more and more concerned.

I am appealing to anyone who was driving along that road, around that time, to please think if you saw an elderly man walking or anyone matching James’ description.

– Detective Inspector Gareth Davies

People are also being asked to check their dash-cam footage.

“We are doing everything we can to make sure he is safe and bring him back to his loved ones.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4882 or 101, quoting incident number 2017 of 16/01/18.

Weather warning: Drivers urged to take care after a number of crashes

Drivers are being urged to take care as adverse weather is causing difficult driving conditions this morning.

The M6 Southbound was closed earlier this morning after a lorry overturned.

Since then there's been a multi car crash further up the M6 - with people warned to expect long delays.

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Police have been called out to a number of incidents, and there are reports of fallen trees and surface flooding.

Snow watch: road closures after dangerous conditions overnight

People are being asked to drive carefully. Credit: ITV News

A number of road closures are in place after snow and icy conditions last night led to a number of crashes.

The following closures are currently in place:

  • A640 Huddersfield Road between A640 and B6114
  • A628 Woodhead Pass
  • A57 Snake Pass
  • A682 Manchester Road between Limey Lane and Turton Hollow Road
  • A6024 Woodhead Road between A635 and A628
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