Flowers placed in tribute to boy, who died in crash with ambulance
Flowers have been left in tribute to a 15-year-old boy who died in a crash with an ambulance while he was on his e-bike.
The boy, who has been named locally as 'Saul', died yesterday.
Police officerw had been following the boy at around 2pm yesterday, June 8, along Fitzwarren Street and onto Lower Seedley Road in Salford.
Bollards prevented the police vehicle from continuing to follow the e-bike.
Shortly after, the e-bike collided with an ambulance on Langworthy Road and the 15-year-old died.
The Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) are now investigating the incident.
Flowers, cards and candles in memory of Saul were placed at the junction of Lower Seedley Road and Langworthy Road.
Tributes to Saul (Image: Newsquest)
Some messages included "RIP Saul" and "Fly high my brother".
GMP issued a statement last night, saying: "At around 2pm today (08/06/2023), GMP traffic officers began following a boy riding an e-bike along Fitzwarren Street in Salford, onto Lower Seedley Road.
"Bollards prevented the police vehicle from continuing to follow the e-bike. "A short time later a road traffic collision occurred between the e-bike and an ambulance on Langworthy Road. The 15-year-old boy riding the e-bike sadly died.
"In line with normal proceedings, the incident has been referred to IOPC who are now leading the investigation.
"Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the boy who tragically died."
An IOPC spokesperson said: "We were notified by Greater Manchester Police due to the fact a police vehicle had been following the e-bike shortly before the collision.
"We have sent investigators to the scene of the collision, at the junction of Langworthy Road and Lower Seedley Road, as well as to the police post-incident procedures, to begin gathering evidence.
"Our investigation is at a very early stage and we will provide further details once we are in a position to do so."