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Boy, 15, dies in crash with ambulance after police e-bike pursuit

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Boy, 15, dies in crash with ambulance after police e-bike pursuit

A 15-year-old boy riding an electric bike has died in a collision with an ambulance after being followed by police in Salford.

Greater Manchester Police said officers began following a boy riding an e-bike at around 2pm today on Fitzwarren Street.

Police were forced to break off their chase because of bollards on Lower Seedley Road.

Boy's death

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Flowers were left at the site in tribute to the youngster

But in a statement, the force said a short time later the e-bike and an ambulance collided on Langworthy Road.

The police added: “The 15-year-old boy riding the e-bike sadly died.”

The boy collided with the ambulance on Langworth Road. Pic: Google Maps

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The boy collided with an ambulance on Langworthy Road. Pic: Google Maps

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is now leading an investigation into what happened.

A cordon remains in place on Langworthy Road.

Greater Manchester Police said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the boy who tragically died.”

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