A taxi driver was tragically hit and killed today during a police pursuit in Denton, Greater Manchester, according to police sources.
Police said the “completely innocent” man thought to be aged in his 60’s was hit as he was getting in or out of his car as police attempted to stop a white Vauxhall Mokka. The car failed to stop for officers and during a short pursuit, the car collided with several other cars, including a taxi and a man who was stood next to it. The man received emergency treatment at the scene but sadly died as a result of his injuries.
A 37-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man are now in custody after they were arrested in the Vauxhall Mokka but a second man fled the scene. Officers are still searching for him and appealing for anyone who knows his whereabouts to get in touch as soon as possible. Road closures are currently being lifted and the roads will all be open in the area shortly. Chief Superintendent Neil Evans, said: “This is an absolutely devastating day for all involved, this completely innocent man has lost his life after getting caught up in this incident. “The man’s family have now been made aware, my heart breaks at the thought of what they must be going through. “We have two people in custody and we have a large operation in place to find the other man. If he is reading this, then I would say – do the right thing and hand yourself in. Show the family of this man some respect and face what you have done. “I would also like to hear from any witnesses to the incident, or anyone who may be able to help our investigation. “The incident has been referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct in line with normal policy.”