Third man arrested after handing himself in following Denton collision
Wednesday 1st August 2018 @ 14:39 by Lee Wild
Denton & Audenshaw News

A third man has been arrested in connection with the fatal collision in Denton yesterday after handing himself in.

A 26-year-old man presented himself at Cheadle Police Station today (Wednesday 1 August). He has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous deriving and is in custody awaiting questioning.

The incident happened at 12:45pm yesterday (Tuesday 31 July) when officers on patrol in Denton attempted to stop a white Vauxhall Mokka after they became suspicious.

The car failed to stop and after a short chase it collided with three cars, including the Mercedes Benz Vito taxi that Allen Ingram was stood next to.

Mr Ingram, 64, received immediate treatment at the scene but sadly died as a result of his injuries.

As is policy, the incident has been referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct.

As well as the 26-year-old man that has been arrested, two others who were in the car at the time were arrested at the scene but have since been released without charge.

Chief Superintendent Neil Evans, territorial commander for Tameside, said: “Yesterday’s incident was truly distressing for everyone involved. We have specialist officers supporting Allen’s family and our thoughts will continue to be with them. 

“He was an innocent man that tragically lost his life and I know that Allen’s family, together with our officers, other emergency services and the local community, have really felt the impact of this incident. 

“The Independent Office of Police Conduct have launched their own investigation and we will openly provide them with every detail in support of their enquiries. 

“Our investigation is still in its early stages and while we have a man in custody, I would continue to urge any witnesses or anyone with information to please get in touch with us.” 

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 9289 quoting reference number 936 of 31/07/18, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.