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Chadderton man jailed following death of 74-year-old man
Friday 10th November 2017 @ 14:02 by Lee Wild

A Chadderton man has been jailed after causing the death of a 74-year-old man.

Ryan Hayes, 29, of Lucerne Close, Chadderton has been jailed for four-and-a-half years at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square after pleading guilty to causing death by dangerous driving. He was also disqualified from driving for a total of 12 years and three months.

Ryan Hayes

The accident took place shortly before 6pm on Thursday 5 January 2017 on Charlestown Road in Blackley.

When officers attended the incident they discovered that Hayes, who had been driving a blue A Class Mercedes speeds over 55 mph, had hit 74-year-old Stephen Glennie who was crossing the road at the time.

Such was the force of the accident, the pensioner was sent over two parked cars before landing on the pavement, a considerable distance from the point of impact.

Despite CPR being perfomed, Mr Glennie was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

His family paid tribute to him, saying: “He was the kind of person who would do anything for anyone.

“He was well known in the area and enjoyed going for a pint and loved to support Manchester City Football Club.”

Lead Investigator Police Constable Phil Shaw from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “No result from court will fill the void of Stephen’s death – my thoughts remain with his family as they have not only had to endure his tragic passing but also a court proceedings, in which they have shown such composure.

“I am confident Hayes will have time to reflect on his fatal actions as he serves his sentence in prison and that people will understand that in any instance where speed limits are ignored, they are putting the lives of others in serious danger and have no place on our roads.”

Stephen Glennie