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Family pay tribute to Oldham crash death man

The family of a man who died after he was struck by a car on a rural lane in Oldham have paid tribute to him.

Anthony Rowland Hill, 69, of Greenfield, was walking with friends along Platting Road in Lydgate at about 16:40 GMT on Friday when he was hit by a Nissan X Trail.

Mr Hill suffered serious injuries and and died later in hospital. No-one else was hurt.

His family said he had "engaged and charmed all those who met him".

''Anthony will be greatly missed by all those who knew him," they said, adding that he was a "husband, father and grandfather who will never be forgotten and will be greatly missed".

A police spokesman said an investigation into the incident was ongoing.

He added that officers were "keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the three friends or the vehicle in the moments before the collision".

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