POLICE have made an arrest after a man died following a crash in Great Lever yesterday evening.

Officers were called to Manchester Road at around 7.30pm last night to reports that a white Mercedes had hit a Suzuki quad bike on Green Lane, near St Michael's Church.

The rider of the quad bike, a 36-year-old man, was thrown from the vehicle after the crash forced him to the kerb, where he hit a metal fence.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Officers arrested the driver of the car, a 25-year-old man, on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He remains in custody for questioning.

Police Sergeant Andrew Page, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This is a tragic incident in which a man has sadly lost his life. Our thoughts remain with his family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.

“Although we have made an arrest, our enquiries are very much still ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident.

“This collision happened in daylight hours, and I am hopeful that there are a number of witnesses who may have seen the collision and have dash cam or CCTV footage that can assist with our investigation. If you have any information at all, please do not hesitate to get in touch with police as soon as possible.”

The junction of Green Lane with Manchester Road and Crescent Road was closed for a number of hours while investigators tried to piece together what happened.

Road closures have since been lifted.

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 2536 of 6/5/2020.

Reports can also be made to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.