Woman killed by bus named

Stephanie Talbot (centre) with family

Stephanie Talbot (centre) with family

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A WOMAN who was killed after being hit by a bus in Platt Bridge has been named by police.

Stephanie Talbot died on Friday after she was knocked down by the vehicle on Platt Lane.

Shortly before 8.45am, police were called to the area following reports of a collision between a bus and a pedestrian.

Emergency services attended and the 30-year-old Stephanie Talbot was pronounced dead at the scene.

She died three days before her 31st birthday.

The driver of the bus was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been bailed until November 21 pending further inquiries.

Witnesses are asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741.

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