Murder arrest after man hit by tram at Manchester Victoria


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The man was struck by a tram at Manchester Victoria at about 19:45 BST on Sunday

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was hit by a tram and died at Manchester’s Victoria station.

A Metrolink driver reported a collision involving a tram and a pedestrian at about 19:45 BST on Sunday, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) said.

A 31-year-old woman is being questioned in police custody.

Metrolink customer director Stephen Rhodes said he was “absolutely devastated” to hear someone had died.

Greater Manchester Police said the man died at the scene.

There was disruption to services on the Bury line for several hours affecting those attending Parklife festival.

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Tickets were accepted on some buses and Metrolink issued a walking map to help those travelling back from the festival at Heaton Park return to the city centre.

Metrolink tweeted there was an “ongoing medical emergency” and advised passengers to avoid Manchester Victoria station.

In a statement, Mr Rhodes, added: “My immediate thoughts are with this person’s family and friends.

“As this is now a police investigation it would not be appropriate for me to make any further comment about what happened at this time.”

He encouraged those who were able to walk to do so and said 100 buses were also in place, adding: “I’d ask everyone to please bear with us and be patient.”

Metrolink said “a good service” was in operation on Monday.

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