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Man held after woman killed in hit-and-run car crash

A woman in her 50s has died after being involved in a hit-and-run car crash in Bolton, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) have said.

She was hit by a black Audi as she was crossing Chorley New Road on Friday.

The vehicle that hit her did not stop at the scene.

The woman – yet to be named – died at the scene, police said.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains in police custody for questioning.

Sergeant Andrew Page, from GMP’s serious collision investigation unit, said: “A woman has sadly lost her life following this incident and our thoughts remain with her family and loved ones as they come to terms with this awful news.

“This collision happened in broad daylight so we want to appeal to anyone who may have been in the area at the time to come forward and assist police with our inquiries.

“We’re particularly keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or may have dash-cam footage of the vehicle in question.

“Please come forward and speak to police.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident number 1019 of 13/11/2020.

Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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