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Man hit by lorry 'may have fled police' in Rochdale

Spotland Road Image copyright Google
Image caption The man, who has not been formally identified, was pronounced dead at the scene

A man who died when he was hit by a lorry may have been running from police at the time, it is understood.

He was knocked down in Rochdale town centre on Spotland Road at about 15:50 GMT on Monday.

The man, who has not been formally identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Greater Manchester Police said they believe he had seen two police officers on patrol in the area and had run away from them.

An investigation has been launched and the force has referred the case to the Independent Office of Police Conduct.

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