THE family an 85-year-old Old Trafford woman who was killed after being hit by a tram has paid tribute.

Catherine Kenny, who was originally from Ireland, was hit by the tram in Failsworth shortly before 10.45pm on February 6.

Her family released the following statement: “She was a loving mother, grandmother, mother-in-law and cherished friend to all who knew her and will be very sadly missed.”

On February 6, police were called to a Metrolink line near Old Road, following reports of a collision.

Officers attended and found that a pedestrian, now identified as Catherine Kenny, had been in collision with a tram.

She was pronounced dead at the scene. The Metrolink line in the area was closed for the remainder of the evening, but services resumed the next morning.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 4741.