Tuesday 24 April 2018

Woman held on suspicion of murder after man pushed in front of moving tram

Eleanor Barlow

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was pushed in front of a moving tram, police have said.

Greater Manchester Police said officers were called to Victoria station in the city centre just after 7.50pm on Sunday after the man was pushed from the platform.

Emergency services attended but the man, believed to be in his 30s, died at the scene.

A 31-year-old woman was arrested at the scene and remains in custody.

Senior investigating officer Bob Tonge said: "This is a tragic event where a man has lost his life and the circumstances surrounding this are being fully investigated.

"We will be questioning the woman in custody later today to ascertain the exact circumstances of how the man came to his death and my thanks go to those who witnessed the incident and have got in touch with us - your accounts have been extremely helpful and have meant we have been able to escalate our inquiries quickly."

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