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Investigation following a fatal police pursuit in Greater Manchester

Our investigation following the death of a 19-year-old man in Manchester is continuing.

The information that we have at this time indicates that shortly before 11.30pm, on 6 April, Thomas Patrick Connor (also known as Tull) was driving a compact van in Lower Cheetham which failed to stop for police.

He was then pursued by a marked police car. A short time later Mr Connor’s van hit a wall on Derby Street. Sadly, he died at the scene.

A passenger in the van suffered injuries which required hospital treatment. 

A post mortem has been carried out. We’re now in contact with Mr Connor’s family and will keep them informed throughout our investigation.

IOPC Regional Director, Amanda Rowe: “Firstly, my thoughts are with Mr Connor’s family and friends and all those affected by this incident, including all of the emergency services involved. 

“We were at the scene on Sunday morning and attended the post incident procedure. We have already begun to gather key evidence in this investigation; including assessing if there is any body worn video, dash cam footage and CCTV. All evidence will be analysed as part of our investigation. The police officers responding to the incident are being treated as witnesses to our investigation, and have provided statements to us.”

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