Man dies after suffering ‘psychiatric episode’ on tram
Monday 6th March 2017 @ 10:55 by Adam Higgins
Ashton News

A man died after attacking passengers whilst suffering from a ‘psychiatric episode’ on a tram last Friday.

The 34-year-old fell unconscious following the incident in Ancoats and was taken by ambulance to hospital, where he later passed away yesterday (Sunday).

The man, whose identity is unknown, is understood to have fallen unconscious after being restrained by a number of witnesses at New Islington tram stop.

Greater Manchester Police say his death is being treated as unexplained and no arrests have been made.

A spokesman added: “It appears the man had suffered a psychiatric episode while travelling on the tram, and had attacked several passengers before being restrained by witnesses.

“He was immediately treated by officers and paramedics at the scene before being taken to hospital.

“None of the victims of his assault suffered serious injuries.”

A Home Office post-mortem into the man’s death is due to take place today (Monday).

The incident, at around 4:15pm on Friday, March 3, led to trams being partially suspended between Ashton-under-Lyne and Piccadilly.