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Family pays tribute to 'loving mother' killed after Bolton road fall

Louise Wolstenholme Image copyright Greater Manchester Police
Image caption Louise Wolstenholme was hit by a car after falling backwards

A woman who was hit by a car after she fell on a road was a "loving mother with a big heart", her family said.

Louise Wolstenholme, 52, fell backwards while crossing Bow Street in Bolton, Greater Manchester, at about 22:00 GMT on Sunday.

A bus and two cars avoided her, but she was hit by a Ford Focus which was later found abandoned in Back Bridge Street.

A 22-year-old man from Atherton is due in court later, charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

'Faithful friend'

He has also been charged with failing to stop and failing to report a collision, driving without a licence or insurance, perverting the course of justice and driving while on drugs.

Paying tribute to the mother-of-two, Mrs Wolstenholme's family said: "She was a loving mother of Gaz and Brad.

"She was loved by all her family, was a loving godmother and was a faithful and loyal friend to many.

"Louise had a big heart as big as her personality and will be devastatingly missed."

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Image caption A bus and two cars avoided Louise Wolstenholme after she fell in Bow Street, Bolton

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