A HORROR crash has left two men dead and one with serious injuries.

The crash happened just before 7am today and involved a Renault Megane and a Mitsubishi Shogun.

Police and ambulance were called to Bolton Road in Pendlebury Swinton.

Two men in the Megane — aged in their 30s and 40s —were pronounced dead on the scene.

The driver of the Mitsubishi– a man in his 60s - was taken to hospital with serious injuries. He remains there in a stable condition.

Emergency services remain at the scene whilst investigation work is carried out. The road remains closed.

Enquiries are ongoing and no arrests have been made.

PC Karl Horner of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “This is an absolutely tragic incident, in which two people have very sadly lost their lives. Our thoughts are with their families at this unimaginably distressing and difficult time. Our thoughts also remain with the man who is receiving treatment in hospital – we hope he makes a recovery as soon as is possible. We have specially trained officers supporting those family members who have been affected.

“The investigation will be led by GMP’s Serious Investigation Unit, who specialise in investigating devastating incidents like this one. We hope that we can provide a measure of comfort to the distraught family members, by meticulously investigating the circumstances that led to two people losing their lives this morning.

“I would appeal directly to anyone who saw either vehicle in the lead up to the incident – do you have dash cam footage or any information that could assist us? I would urge you to get in touch as soon as possible, so we can further progress our investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact GMP’s Serious Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 923 of 12/07/20. Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.