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Man arrested following woman's death
Friday 15th January, 2010

A man has been arrested following the death of woman who attempted to
confront a car thief in Wigan.

The 22-year-old man, from the Wigan area, has been arrested on suspicion of
murder and remains in police custody for questioning.

At about 4.20pm on Thursday 14 January 2010, the woman spotted someone in
the drivers seat of her yellow MG parked on Prestt Grove.

As she walked to the front of the car, the thief drove at her, colliding
with the woman.

The car then drove off.

She suffered serious head injuries in the collision and was taken to Wigan
Royal Infirmary. The woman, aged 42, died later as a result of her

A post mortem is due to take place later today.

The car was found in Leigh just before 10am this morning.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Incident Team on 0161 856 7259 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555

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