Ramsbottom was brought to a standstill early on Wednesday morning due to a tragic incident in which a man lost his life.
Early on the morning of the 15th of November 2017, a man driving a Vauxhall Astra car crashed into a wall at the junction of Bolton Road West and Longsight Road near the Hare and Hounds pub at around 6:00 am.
The man came from the Ramsbottom area and was heading down Bolton Road West when the incident happened.
Police closed the road to cars and pedestrians from as far back as the junction between Dundee Lane and Nuttall Lane, in addition, children heading to Woodhey High School were diverted around the incident.
Police are providing support to the family of the man in this difficult time and I would like to offer my sympathy to the family and friends of the man.
Police have appealed for anybody with information about the collision to contact the GMP Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, this includes anyone with CCTV footage from the area or dashcams.