Updated: Saturday, 11th July 2020 @ 7:39am

British Red Cross offer Salford community support after fatal stolen Audi smash

British Red Cross offer Salford community support after fatal stolen Audi smash

By Glen Keogh

Help will be offered to Salford residents requiring emotional or practical support tonight, following yesterday evening’s fatal crash which destroyed cars and damaged homes.

British Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support Service (FESS) volunteers will be on hand this evening, helping witnesses or any affected residents on Leigh Road, Boothstown.

A stolen Audi ploughed into a tree at around 8.35pm yesterday – killing its driver and a passenger, damaging a number of homes, and completely destroying three parked cars through fire.

Stewart Knowles, Red Cross Senior Service Manager for Greater Manchester, said: “Our team of volunteers will be arriving in Boothstown in a branded Red Cross vehicle early this evening to help anyone who may need our support.

“We will be there to provide temporary shelter and hot drinks and if anyone in the community needs emotional or practical support then our trained volunteers are there to listen and offer support.”

The team work in partnership with the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service to support communities after fires, explosions, floods and other emergencies.

The Red Cross in Greater Manchester are currently raising money for a new specially-adapted fire and emergency support vehicle, to be able to continue supporting those affected by emergencies in the area.

For more information, visit redcross.org.uk

Picture courtesy of Daniel Butterworth, with thanks.

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