Mystery woman clue after man killed while walking on M61 motorway after Tinie Tempah gig

The Bolton News: The mystery woman who police want to speak to The mystery woman who police want to speak to

POLICE tracing the final steps of a man who died while walking on the M61 motorway hope a mystery woman will hold the key to the investigation.

Gary Wood, aged 30, was killed when he was hit by a Skoda Octavia on the M61 between Rivington North Services and junction six at about 11.20pm on Saturday, March 29.

Police do not know how he came to be walking on the motorway.

Mr Wood, from Blackburn, had been at a Tinie Tempah concert at the O2 Apollo in Manchester earlier that night.

He was seen talking to a woman outside the venue in the smoking area at about 10.15pm — one hour before the crash.

Sgt Lee Westhead, from the police's serious collision investigation unit said: “I would ask the woman to make contact as she may have information that will help us establish Gary’s movements after leaving the concert.

“I must stress that the woman is not in any trouble, we would just like to speak to her.

“We would also like to speak to anyone else who saw or spoke to Gary that night.”

Mr Wood’s family, who paid tribute after his death, described him as being a “loving son, brother, uncle and nephew”.

He loved the outdoors including mountain biking, climbing and going to the gym.


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Anyone with information can call police on 0161 8564741.

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8:30pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Don Kiddick says...

Have the police checked Greggs CCTV system?
Have the police checked Greggs CCTV system? Don Kiddick
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8:45pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Don Kiddick says...

Train from Manchester Victoria, 22.22, misses stop at Bolton to change for Blackburn, gets off at Parkway about 22.49 assuming train on time. This puts him on the southbound side of the M61. The site of the accident is about 20-30 mins walk from Parkway - one would assume he was heading for the lights at the M61 service station. Perhaps he was aiming for the bridge a bit further on from Parkway but missed it - the fields are not lit.

Could just be nonsense - although I don't normally post nonsense do I?
Train from Manchester Victoria, 22.22, misses stop at Bolton to change for Blackburn, gets off at Parkway about 22.49 assuming train on time. This puts him on the southbound side of the M61. The site of the accident is about 20-30 mins walk from Parkway - one would assume he was heading for the lights at the M61 service station. Perhaps he was aiming for the bridge a bit further on from Parkway but missed it - the fields are not lit. Could just be nonsense - although I don't normally post nonsense do I? Don Kiddick
  • Score: -2

5:38am Thu 10 Apr 14

oftbewildered2 says...

Don Kiddick wrote:
Train from Manchester Victoria, 22.22, misses stop at Bolton to change for Blackburn, gets off at Parkway about 22.49 assuming train on time. This puts him on the southbound side of the M61. The site of the accident is about 20-30 mins walk from Parkway - one would assume he was heading for the lights at the M61 service station. Perhaps he was aiming for the bridge a bit further on from Parkway but missed it - the fields are not lit.

Could just be nonsense - although I don't normally post nonsense do I?
everything is worth consideration in a case like this. Too many people do not open their mouths because they think it is irrelevant - usually it is, but needs to be discounted anyway. But just sometimes there is something of importance which will help shed light on something.
[quote][p][bold]Don Kiddick[/bold] wrote: Train from Manchester Victoria, 22.22, misses stop at Bolton to change for Blackburn, gets off at Parkway about 22.49 assuming train on time. This puts him on the southbound side of the M61. The site of the accident is about 20-30 mins walk from Parkway - one would assume he was heading for the lights at the M61 service station. Perhaps he was aiming for the bridge a bit further on from Parkway but missed it - the fields are not lit. Could just be nonsense - although I don't normally post nonsense do I?[/p][/quote]everything is worth consideration in a case like this. Too many people do not open their mouths because they think it is irrelevant - usually it is, but needs to be discounted anyway. But just sometimes there is something of importance which will help shed light on something. oftbewildered2
  • Score: 4

9:19am Thu 10 Apr 14

A Hybrid Lord says...

Agreed - even the smallest bit of information could end up being significant.

I think the major obstacle here is getting people to admit going to a Tinie Tempah gig! :-)
Agreed - even the smallest bit of information could end up being significant. I think the major obstacle here is getting people to admit going to a Tinie Tempah gig! :-) A Hybrid Lord
  • Score: 5

1:02pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Rascal23 says...

Gaz travelled in a taxi to the services, the driver wanted £106! Gaz got out the taxi, leaving his wallet on the seat. The driver drove off and left Gaz, taking the wallet and money with him!
Gaz travelled in a taxi to the services, the driver wanted £106! Gaz got out the taxi, leaving his wallet on the seat. The driver drove off and left Gaz, taking the wallet and money with him! Rascal23
  • Score: 1

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