Man 'trapped under' Manchester Metrolink tram on night out

Tram tracks outside Manchester Convention Complex Image copyright Google
Image caption The fire service said the man was on his own when he was struck by the tram

A man has been hit by a Metrolink tram in Manchester while on a night out.

Police said the 41-year-old victim was walking on Lower Mosley Street before crossing tram tracks outside the entrance to Manchester Convention Complex, at about 02:00 BST.

Greater Manchester Fire Service said he was "unconscious and trapped under the tram" when emergency services arrived.

He was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition, police said.

The fire service said: "He was on his own when he was hit by the tram.

"We jacked the tram up and got the man out in about 10 minutes."

Anyone on a night out in the city centre has been advised to take care crossing tram tracks.

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