Man arrested after Frank Sidebottom creator's son killed

Harry Sievey unveiling his dad's character's statue Credit: Manchester Evening News

A 61-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a fatal car crash killed the son of Frank Sidebottom creator Chris Sievey.

Tributes have been flooding in for musician Harry Sievey, who tragically passed away in hospital last night.

The 24-year-old was critically injured in a collision with another cyclist and a Vauxhall Corsa on Mauldeth Road West at around 10.15pm on Sunday.

Harry, who was a musician and worked at Cooper Hall in Manchester, has been described by friends as a ‘beautiful creative ball of energy’.

Nick Kettle posted:

Chris Sievey died from cancer in 2010, and a bronze statue of his legendary comic character Frank Sidebottom - complete with his famous paper mache head - now stands in Timperley village in his memory.

Harry took part in the massive fundraising for the statue, including a performance with his band Mask at special night Frankfest.

At the time Harry told the Manchester Evening News that his dad had

Hundreds of messages have poured in after the tragic news of Harry’s death.Faye Catherine:

Dan Poole said:

Former Timperley councillor Neil Taylor, chair of the Frank Sidebottom statue, says the news has come as a ‘huge shock’.

He paid tribute to the young man saying:

A blue Vauxhall Corsa was driving along Mauldeth Road in Withington shortly before 10.15pm on Monday 13th February when it was crashed with two cyclists near to the junction of Wellington Road.

One of the cyclists, a man in his 20s, died at the scene while another man in his 20s was taken to hospital with minor injuries.