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Police searching for driver who fled crash scene on M61

Police searching for driver who fled the crash scene on M61 Credit: GMP

Police are appealing for information to trace a driver who fled following a crash on the M61.

Shortly before 4.40am this morning, police were called to reports of a collision involving a silver Chevrolet Captiva.

The vehicle was stolen from the Clifton area of Salford a short time before the crash.

There are no reported injuries at this time.

The southbound access to the A580 from Kearsley and access from the M61 southbound to the A580 remains closed.

PC Phil Raymond, of GMP’s Salford district, said: “I’d like to thank the public for their patience as we respond to this incident.

“The road remains closed so that essential work can take place to ensure the road surface and crash barriers are made safe following the collision.

“Our enquiries to trace the driver continue and I would urge any members of the public with information, or anyone with dashcam, to get in touch with police as soon as possible.

“We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw a man in dark clothing walking near junction 13 of the M60 around the time of the collision."

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 6108. Reports can be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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