Two hospitalised after Portland Street crash

Date published: 24 March 2020

Two people have been taken to hospital after a crash on Portland Street in Manchester city centre this morning (Tuesday).

A section of the street was closed for a short while while emergency services were on the scene. 

GMP said in a statement: "At 8.55am on Tuesday 24 March 2020, police were called to reports of a collision on Portland Street, Manchester. 

"Officers attended and established a prison van had collided with a building. 

"Two people have been taken to hospital.

"It’s believed the driver of the van had suffered a medical episode. 

"An investigation is underway. 

"There was no third party involvement and no arrests have been made."

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 6035 quoting 555 of 24/03/20. 

Information can also be passed to the independent charity – Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111

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