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Woman, 74, dies in Newton Heath hit-and-run crash

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image captionThe crash happened in Droylsden Road on Saturday morning

A 74-year-old woman has died in a hit-and-run crash in Manchester.

She was walking in Droylsden Road, Newton Heath, when she was struck by a Mercedes van at about 09:15 GMT.

She was treated by emergency services but died at the scene.

Greater Manchester Police said it believed a driver and a passenger from the van "made off from the scene". A 42-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Police appealed for anyone with information to contact them.