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Porsche hit-and-run death: Chorlton suspect dies

Craig Rodger and pictures of the car used in the hit and run Image copyright Other
Image caption Craig Rodger was knocked down by the car as he crossed the road

A motorist wanted for causing the death of a man in a hit-and-run in Manchester has died, police have revealed.

Craig Rodger, 25, was hit by a Porsche as he crossed Wilbraham Road in Chorlton, Manchester, in March 2014.

Mohammed Basit Chaudhry, 29, was accused of causing death by dangerous driving but Greater Manchester Police said he died in Dubai last year.

It comes as two men were charged with perverting the course of justice in relation to the case.

The pair, aged 27 and 32, have been bailed to appear at Manchester City Magistrates' Court on 23 March.

Image caption The Porsche was found burnt out half a mile away from the crash in Chorlton

The crash, which happened near The Spread Eagle pub, involved a Porsche Panamera car which was later found burnt out half a mile away in Brookburn Road.

Police said they were no longer looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

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