Manchester

Man charged over Harpurhey pedestrian road death

Fernclough Road Image copyright Google
Image caption Callum Steadman was crossing Fernclough Road when he was struck by a BMW

A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a pedestrian was fatally struck by a car as he crossed the road.

Callum Steadman, 28, was on Fernclough Road in Harpurhey, Manchester, when he was hit by a BMW 320, on 1 December. He later died in hospital.

The car, which was believed to be from Lancashire, was later found abandoned, police said.

A man, aged 22, is due to appear at Manchester Magistrates' Court later.

He has also been charged with a number of other offences, including causing death whilst unlicensed and whilst uninsured, failing to stop at and failing to report a collision, and handling stolen goods.

He also faces charges of wounding and witness intimidation, which relate to an unconnected assault in May.

An 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl who were being held on suspicion of assisting an offender have been released under investigation.

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