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Police release photos of damaged car after hit-and-run death

The victim, who was in her 40s, was hit as she crossed a pelican crossing in the Miles Platting area of Manchester.

Police have released pictures of a damaged car after a woman was killed in a hit-and-run collision on Christmas Day.

The victim, who was in her 40s, was hit shortly before 9pm as she crossed a pelican crossing in the Miles Platting area of Manchester.

She was taken to hospital, where she later died, while a damaged blue 2008 Peugeot was found abandoned near the scene of the collision.

Images of the vehicle have been released by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) as they appeal for witnesses.

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A blue Peugeot 2008 with damage consistent with a collision that was found abandoned off Queens Road, Miles Platting (Greater Manchester Police/PA)

Police Sergeant Brian Orr, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We are releasing the photos of this vehicle so that people know exactly what information we are looking for in our investigation.

“If you saw the Peugeot on Christmas Day prior to the collision in the Manchester area or another area, please get in touch with us as soon as you can.

“We’ve examined CCTV in the area and are keen to speak to three men who were seen walking along Oldham Road, near to the junction of Queens Road shortly after the collision took place.

“Did you see them? Did you see anyone in the car? We need to hear from you if you did to find out exactly what happened and who is responsible for this tragedy.”

A 32-year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been released without charge.

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