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Men released after fatal car crash in Harpurhey

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Image caption The 28-year-old was crossing Fernclough Road when he was struck by a BMW

Two men who were arrested following the death of man who was hit by a stolen car have been released.

Callum Steadman, 28, was crossing Fernclough Road in Harpurhey, Manchester, with a friend when he was struck by a BMW on Friday night.

He died later in hospital. The car was found abandoned and is believed to have been stolen from Lancashire.

Two men, aged 18 and 29, were arrested but have been released with no further action.

'A matter of time'

Sgt Lee Westhead, from Greater Manchester Police, said they were being treated as witnesses.

"Both are assisting us fully and I can confirm that we are still searching for the driver of the vehicle at the time of the collision," he said.

The car, which was found on Clevedon Street, is believed to have been stolen on 22 November and had false plates, which read FN13 WRP.

Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

Sgt Lee Westhead added: "I have this message for the driver - you know who you are, it is only a matter of time before you are found, come and speak to us now and do the right thing."

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