Family pay tribute to cyclist who died after tram collision

Martin HughesThe family of a 51-year-old former soldier have paid tribute to him after he was killed in collision with a tram in Woodhouse Park, Wythenshawe, yesterday.

Cyclist, Martin Hughes died, following the collision at about  7am on Tuesday in Woodhouse Park.

Martin’s brothers said: “Martin was a very private man and liked to keep himself to himself. He was a much loved brother, uncle and brother-in-law. He has lived all of his life around the South Manchester area.

“His family are very proud of his academic achievements having graduated from Bangor University with a BA Hons. Degree, he had also successfully completed post-graduate studies.

“Martin was a great lover of the outdoors and loved going for long walks in the countryside and hills around Greater Manchester and beyond, he was also a keen cyclist.

“He is a former Royal Green Jacket and was proud of his regiment.

“Martin had only recently started a new job having previously volunteered at a local Hospice shop.

“We are all devastated that he has been taken from us so suddenly.”

Ambulances attended and treated the cyclist at the scene, but died a short time later. Police are now investigating.


Chief Inspector Helen Caldbeck for GMP’s City Centre Division said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the man at this tragic time.

“We are now working with Transport for Greater Manchester to investigate the circumstances surrounding this collision and our specialist officers will be supporting the man’s family and helping them to get the answers they deserve.

“Specialist officers are also supporting the driver of the tram to help him at this difficult time.”

Anyone with information should call police in the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4742 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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