A former Salford councillor has died after being hit by a car.
Andrew Cheetham, 67, was crossing Walkden Road in Worsley, when he was hit by a car around 9.30pm on Wednesday 25 September.
He suffered multiple injuries and was taken to Salford Royal Hospital. He died on September 28th.
In tribute to our former councillor Andy Cheetham we have lowered the flag outside the civic centre today. He will be much missed in our Salford community and our thoughts are with his friends, family and colleagues. pic.twitter.com/SlJybx6NM5
— Salford City Council (@SalfordCouncil) September 29, 2019
Mr Cheetham was the Conservative representative for Boothstown and Ellenbrook for two terms. He was a candidate in the 2018 local elections in Swinton.
During his time as a Conservative Salford councillor, he was his party’s finance spokesman.
Political figures from all sides have expressed their condolences.
Very sad news of the death yesterday of Andy Cheetham who was a former Councillor for Boothstown and Ellenbrook. My thoughts and prayers are with Andy’s family, colleagues and friends. He will be missed. pic.twitter.com/L23Sj3INyI
— Barbara Keeley (@KeeleyMP) September 29, 2019
My thoughts & prayers are with former Councillor Andrew Cheetham’s family & friends at this difficult & sad time.
Andy was a kind, genuine, thoughtful & considered man, whose generosity of spirit & commitment to the City of Salford will be deeply missed.? pic.twitter.com/33j4tQHk1v
— SalfordMayor (@salford_mayor) September 29, 2019
The police have renewed their request for information.
Details can be passed to police by calling 0161 856 4741 quoting reference number 3239 of 25/09/19.
Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.