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Third arrest over fatal Manchester road crash

Shahid Tarafdar Image copyright Greater Manchester Police
Image caption Shahid Tarafdar was the father of three young children

Police have made a further arrest following the death of a man who was struck by a car in Manchester.

Shahid Tarafdar, 45, died after being hit by a Peugeot 307 on Stockport Road at about 15:45 GMT on 7 February.

Greater Manchester Police said a 19-year-old man was arrested on Monday on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and assisting an offender.

A 17-year-old boy and a man aged 21 have already been charged in relation to Mr Tarafdar's death.

Police have issued CCTV images of a man they want to speak to "in connection with the collision".

Image copyright Greater Manchester Police
Image caption Greater Manchester Police said officers want to speak to this man

Mr Tarafdar was hit in Levenshulme by a car spotted driving on Stockport Road turning right into Kirkmanshulme Lane. It was later found burnt out on Rimmers Close, Beswick.

A 17-year-old boy has previously been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

The teenager was also charged with a number of other driving offences including driving while disqualified, failing to stop and report a collision, and using a motor vehicle without insurance.

Michael Joyce, 21, from Reabrook Avenue, Manchester, has been charged with perverting the course of justice.

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