20-year-old footballer Sam Harding dies in collision at Warrington car meet

Sam Harding was killed when he was hit by a car in an industrial estate in Warrington. Credit: Cheshire Police

Police investigating the death of a 20-year-old in Warrington are appealing for witnesses and video footage.

Sam Harding, from Stockport, died after he was hit by an Audi at a 'car meet' in an industrial estate on Sunday 10 April.

A 21-year-old man from Morley in Leeds who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, has been released under investigation.

Sam Harding played for England schoolboys Credit: Twitter

In a tribute, Mr Harding's family said: "Our beautiful son was tragically taken away from us on Sunday, 10 April 2022.

"A much loved son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend to many. We will never ever forget you Sam and will love you forever."

Sam played for England schoolboys and also number of non-league football clubs across the northwest, who are now paying tribute.

Prescot Cables said: "The club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Sam Harding, who was killed in a car accident last night. Sam made a number of appearances for Prescot Cables during the 2019-2020 season. Our thoughts are with his friends, former teammates and family at this time. RIP Sam".

Sam also played for Runcorn Linnnets and Glossop North End who have both paid tribute on social media.

Cheshire Police say they are in the early stages of the investigation and have appealed for witnesses and video footage from the car meet.

Kingsland Grange. Credit: Google Maps

Sergeant Simon Degg, from the Serious and Complex Collision Investigation Unit, said: "We know that there were a large number of people present and as part of our investigation we are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision.

"The same goes for anyone with any video footage from the event - both of the collision itself and before and after the incident."

Anyone with any information or video footage is asked to contact Cheshire Police or call 101. Information can also be reported anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.