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Man killed in Denton collision named, as police hunt driver who fled the scene
Wednesday 1st August 2018 @ 00:18 by Tom Greggan
Denton & Audenshaw News Tameside

A man who died in a collision in Denton yesterday has been named as 64-year-old Allen Ingram.

Mr Ingram, a taxi driver, was stood next to his car on St Lawrence Road when he was hit by a white Vauxhall Mokka that was being chased by the police.

He received emergency treatment at the scene and air ambulance was called, but he sadly died as a result of his injuries.

At around 12.45pm yesterday, Tuesday July 31st, officers were on patrol in Denton when they attempted to stop the white Vauxhall Mokka after their suspicions were raised.

The car failed to stop and during a short pursuit, it collided with several other vehicles, coming to a stop when it fatally crashed into Mr Ingram and his taxi.

The incident has been referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct in line with normal policy.


St Lawrence Road in Denton was closed for most of yesterday after 64-year-old Allen Ingram was fatally hit by a car which failed to stop for police.

A 37-year old woman and 39-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving but have since been released with no further action.

The driver of the Vauxhall fled from the scene and police are still searching for him.

Chief Superintendent Neil Evans, said: “This is an absolutely devastating day for all involved, this completely innocent man has lost his life after getting caught up in this incident.

“The man’s family have now been made aware, my heart breaks at the thought of what they must be going through.

“We have two people in custody and we have a large operation in place to find the other man. If he is reading this, then I would say – do the right thing and hand yourself in. Show the family of this man some respect and face what you have done.

“I would also like to hear from any witnesses to the incident, or anyone who may be able to help our investigation.

“The incident has been referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct in line with normal policy.”

Police are appealing for anyone who knows the driver’s whereabouts to get in touch as soon as possible on 0161 856 9289, or anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.