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Man arrested after pedestrian dies crossing road in Bolton

Police have made an arrest after a man was hit by a car as he crossed the street in Bolton.

It happened on Topp Way in Bolton just after 10pm on Saturday night.

The 65-year-old man died at the scene. A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving, causing death whilst uninsured and driving whilst over the prescribed limit for drugs. He is currently in police custody for questioning.

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Police are now appealing for witnesses to the collision.

My thoughts are with the man’s family at this devastating time.

We have a man in custody but our investigation has really only just begun so I am hoping that anyone who witnessed the incident will come and tell us what they saw.

We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have dash-cam footage which catches the incident or the white Range Rover Sport prior to the collision.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police 0161 856 4741 alternatively call 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

– Sergeant Lee Westhead from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit