THE Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is appealing for witnesses who may be able to help its investigation into a road accident in Radcliffe in which two men died.

Jack Francis Christian, aged 22, of Greenside Chase, Bury, and Lee James Perris, aged 23, of Eton Hill Road, Radcliffe, were killed when the silver Volkswagen Polo they were in overturned and collided with a tree.

The crash happened on Bury Road at around 3.30am on Sunday, December 2.

The IPCC is conducting an independent investigation into the incident as a driver of a Greater Manchester Police patrol car had spotted the VW Polo in Wellington Road, Bury.

The officer activated the patrol cars blue lights and sirens as the VW Polo travelled into Manchester Road and Radcliffe Road, Bury, before the collision in Bury Road, Radcliffe, opposite the Newbank Garden Centre.

IPCC Commissioner Ms Naseem Malik said: “Our investigation will focus on the involvement of the police vehicle in the incident.”

Anyone with information about incident is asked to contact the IPCC on 0800 096 9073 or email address christian_ perris_incident@ipcc.