A man died after he was hit by a black taxi shortly after his arrest and a fine by the police.

The man, in his 60s, was hit by the vehicle on an A-road in Manchester on Saturday morning. Only a few hours earlier, he had been arrested on suspicion of committing a misdemeanor and was released with a set penalty.

The male taxi driver, in his mid-70s, stopped and assisted the officers at the scene on the south-facing carriageway of Stockport Road in Longsight, about three miles south of Manchester city center.

The Greater Manchester police said there had been no arrest in connection with the incident, which took place at 2:10. The road was closed for several hours, but has since been reopened.

Due to the man's contact with the police, the incident was transferred to the Independent Police Department.

Sgt Jon McColl of the Greater Manchester Police said, "We talked to several people who stopped at the scene and found dash cam shots as part of the investigation.

"Our thoughts continue with this man's family and our support is offered to them. As we continue our investigation, we still want to hear from someone who may have seen a man on the street or information about the collision. "