We are aware of a number of social media posts circulating which may identify potential victims of sexual offences in connection with the live investigation into Reynhard Sinaga.
We would like to stress that under the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 2000, victims of sexual offences have a lifelong right to anonymity and therefore any post which identifies victims of sexual offences constitutes a criminal offence. Additionally these posts risk jeopardising an ongoing investigation into serious crime.
Please be mindful when sharing any social media posts.
At 12.50am today, Monday 12 August 2019, officers were on patrol when a red Volkswagen Golf failed to stop for them and a pursuit developed.
The investigation so far indicates that officers had lost sight of the vehicle and found it a short while later. It had been involved in a collision with an oncoming blue BMW on Manchester Road and it had then collided with a building.
The sole occupant of the Golf sadly died at the scene.
The driver and passenger of the BMW were taken to hospital for treatment for their injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening.
Superintendent Chris Allsop, said: “The family of the man who sadly lost his life have been informed and are being supported by family liaison officers.
“The incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct by GMP’s Professional Standards Branch in line with normal policy. The IOPC are independently investigating the circumstances of this incident and GMP will fully support this investigation.
“The scene will remain in place while the investigation remains ongoing.”