POLICE investigating the death of a Davyhulme man believe he may have been involved in a hit and run collision the week before he died.

Peter Nadin, aged 56, of Bingley Drive, died at Trafford General Hospital at around midnight on July 15.

Peter had previously told his family that at about 10am on July 7, he was knocked down by a car on Woodsend Road, Flixton.

Peter said the black car, which was driven by an older man, caught him as it drove past, causing him to spin round and fall to the floor.

He got up immediately and walked away, not believing he had been injured.

A week later, however, Peter began to suffer severe back pain and was referred to Trafford General. His condition deteriorated and he later died.

Peter was believed to have suffered internal bleeding and police are investigating whether that could have been triggered by the collision.

Detective Inspector Bob Tonge, from Stretford CID, said: "At this stage we cannot say if these two incidents are linked but I am keen to speak to anyone who may have seen Peter being knocked down in Flixton.

"The driver of the car may not have even realised he hit someone but if you were driving a black car along Woodsend Road on the morning of July 7, please call me.

"Peter got up and walked away immediately so if you did see the incident you may not have thought anything of it but I would still be keen to speak to you."

Anyone with any information about the collision is asked to call traffic police on 0161 856 7761.