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Families pay tribute to pair killed in Radcliffe crash

Jack Christian
Image caption Mr Christian's family said he had been "kind-hearted, loving and fun"

The families of two men who died in a crash moments after their car was seen speeding in Greater Manchester have paid tribute to them.

Jack Christian, 22, and Lee Perris, 23, died after their car struck a tree on Bury Road in Radcliffe on Sunday.

The car had been seen speeding by a police officer just before the crash.

Mr Perris' family said he would be "deeply missed". Mr Christian's family said his death had left "massive hole in our hearts".

Greater Manchester Police said the police officer had had his driving authority suspended, in line with standard procedure, while an investigation was carried out.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has also launched an investigation into the incident.

Mr Perris' family said he had "enjoyed socialising with his large circle of friends, loved football and was a massive Manchester United fan".

"He will be deeply missed," they said.

Mr Christian's family described the 22-year-old as a "much loved son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend to everyone who knew him".

"He was kind hearted, loving and fun [and] he will leave a massive hole in our hearts and lives," they said.

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