Couple die as car crashes

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A couple were killed on Saturday night when an out-of-control car ploughed into them as they left a pub following a family Christmas party.

Dorothy Ward, 53, was killed instantly and Gordon Hughes, 45, died later in hospital after they were hit by a Opel Manta which had spun out of control and flipped over before careering into them. The couple had just waved goodbye to the landlord at the White Lion pub in Swinton, Greater Manchester, and were on their way home when the tragedy occurred. The Manta, driven by Stewart Unsworth, 43, hit two cars before flipping over and smashing into the pub window.

A man has been arrested in connection with the incident and has been released on police bail.