Man dies after being hit by a taxi in Manchester

Simon Murphy
The male cab driver stopped and assisted police officers at the scene on the southbound carriageway of Stockport Road in Longsight. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

A man has died after being hit by a black cab shortly after he was arrested and fined by police.

The man, in his 60s, was struck by the vehicle in the early hours of Saturday morning on an A-road in Manchester. Only hours earlier he had been arrested on suspicion of committing a public order offence and was released with a fixed-penalty notice.

The male cab driver, in his 70s, stopped and assisted officers at the scene on the southbound carriageway of Stockport Road, in Longsight, about three miles south of Manchester city centre.

Greater Manchester police said no arrests have been made in relation to the incident, which took place at about 2.10am. The road was closed for several hours but has since reopened.

As a result of the man’s contact with police, the incident has been referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct.

Sgt Jon McColl, of Greater Manchester police, said: “We have spoken to several people who stopped at the scene and have also recovered dash-cam footage as part of this investigation.

“Our thoughts continue to be with this man’s family and our support will be offered to them. While we continue with inquiries we are still keen to hear from anyone that may have seen a man in the road earlier or has any information about the collision.”