Man arrested on suspicion of murder after car rammed into people outside Stockport club

Black Audi A4 found abandoned on the M60 motorway after incident 

Tuesday 29 May 2018 12:42
The ramming happened outside the Salisbury Club in Brinnington, Stockport, on 28 May
The ramming happened outside the Salisbury Club in Brinnington, Stockport, on 28 May

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a car drove into a crowd of people outside a Stockport nightclub, killing one man and injuring two more.

Greater Manchester Manchester police said a 30-year-old man had presented himself at a police station. He has not been formally identified.

Inspector Andy Butterworth, from the force's Major Incident Team said they were "still gathering information from witnesses" about the incident outside The Salisbury Club in Brinnington.

Witnesses said the black Audi A4 collided with a number of people outside. A man later died after being taken to hospital and two men aged 31 and 33, also suffered minor injuries.

By the time police officers arrived at the scene on Sunday night, the vehicle had driven away.

The vehicle was later found abandoned on the M60 motorway and seized by investigators, who believe the driver climbed a nearby fence before running away.

Tributes were left outside the club.

Detective Inspector Andy Butterworth, from Greater Manchester’s police major incident team, said: “Our investigation does not stop here and we are continuing to question the man in custody.

“We are still gathering information from witnesses and will continue to recover any details which can help explain this man’s last moments and provide his family with the answers they deserve.

“He and his family continue to be at the forefront of everyone’s minds at this heart-breaking time. I would still urge anyone with any information about this tragic incident to please contact us.”

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