A CYCLIST has been reported by police after he ignored a road closure in place after a serious crash on Chester Road.

The cyclist rode past police officers, through the police road closure and under the scene tape before he was apprehended by an officer and was reported for careless cycling.

The road was closed after a crash on the road involving an Audi A2 and a pedestrian around 8pm on January 16.

The pedestrian, a 75-year-old man from Stretford, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver remained at the scene to speak with officers and was treated by paramedics for shock.

No arrests have been made.

Chester Road was closed for six hours while investigation work was carried out.

Police sergeant John Harrison-Gough, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We have specially trained officers supporting the family at this incredibly difficult time and our thoughts remain with them.

“Our investigation to establish the full circumstances surrounding the collision remains ongoing and I would ask anyone who has any information, CCTV or dash-cam footage to please contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit.

“I would also urge anyone that thinks they may have seen the elderly man walking in the area before the collision to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information or dashcam footage should contact GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting reference number 1014 of 02/09/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.