Lorry driver Rixton murder arrest after motorist death

A lorry driver has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a motorist was killed in Cheshire.

Police were called at 08:15 GMT to reports of a man found dead in Manchester Road, Rixton.

The arrested driver, a 46-year-old man from north Manchester, is in custody, Cheshire Police said.

The dead man has not yet been identified by police and the circumstances of the incident have not been revealed.

The road has been closed between the junction with the M6 and Moat Lane and will remain so for some time, police said.

Police urged anyone travelling on Manchester Road − the A57 close to Junction 21 of the M6 − between 08:00 and 08:15 who witnessed the incident to contact them.

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