An elderly man has died after a collision in Stockport


An elderly man has died after a collision in Stockport.

At around 10.45pm on Saturday 25 November 2017, police were called to Wellington Road North (A6) at the junction of Heathfield Avenue, to reports that a car had collided with a man.

After the collision, which was near to Dominoes takeaway, the car fled the scene, leaving him with a number of leg injuries.

He was taken to hospital but sadly died yesterday, Sunday 7 January 2018.

He has been formally identified as 83-year-old Anthony Connor from Heaton Chapel and his family are being supported by specially trained officers.

They have paid tribute to him, saying: “This was our dad, he was also a grandad and great-grandad.

“Losing him like this has been heartbreaking for us and also for the many friends he had in the local area.

“If anyone knows anything that might help us to find the driver, please could you contact the police so as a family, we can have some closure and try and come to terms with the loss we are all feeling.”

Officers are still appealing for witnesses to the collision as well as making enquiries to find a silver Honda Jazz, made between 2004 and 2008, which has a missing wingmirror on the passenger side.

Police Constable Paul Hailwoord of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “In this tragic turn of events, a man has sadly lost his life and we are no closer to providing his family with an accurate account of what happened on that day in November.

“Our thoughts are  with them, as they have been since the collision, and we will continue to offer our support as they deal with this devastating news.

“We still need to find the Honda Jazz and although a lot of time has passed, someone will have known that they were involved in a collision and I’m sure this has been wearing heavy on their mind.

“Similarly, someone may have noticed damage to a friend or family member’s car - whatever it is that you know, you need to get in touch with us.”

Anyone with information should contact GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting reference number 2218 of 25/11/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

© Greater Manchester Police 2017