Man, 66, dies after his car smashes into wall at Wigan shopping precinct

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A man has died after his car smashed into a wall at a Wigan shopping precinct.

Police say they believe the 66-year-old man was travelling towards Wigan town centre, before his car came off the road and hit bollards and a wall.

His next of kin has been informed and is being supported by specialist officers.

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Footage from Scholes Precinct this morning showed the car park outside Select & Save convenience store cordoned off, with a car embedded in the wall of Appleton Exotics pet shop.

Greater Manchester Police is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward, as well as anyone with footage from the area in the moments leading up to the collision, including dash-cam, CCTV or mobile phone footage.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 4741, quoting log number 444 of February 23, or use the LiveChat function on the force’s website.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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