Updated: Sunday, 18th November 2018 @ 8:20am

Second man arrested after death of Hyde student killed by bus while chasing stolen phone

Second man arrested after death of Hyde student killed by bus while chasing stolen phone

By Andrew Greaves

Officers investigating the death of a student hit by a bus while chasing after his stolen mobile phone have arrested a second man.

The 24-year-old into Longsight Police Station on last Wednesday and was arrested on suspicion of theft.

He has been interviewed and bailed until tomorrow pending further inquiries.
 
David Mark Schofield, 21, was chasing after a thief along Oxford Road shortly after 11:30pm on Saturday 10 September when he ran into the path of an oncoming double-decker bus.

The bus driver immediately went to David's aid after the collision and later told police he had been approached by two women who told him they believed David had been the victim of a theft moments before the collision.

They told the driver David may have been pursuing a cyclist who stole his mobile phone moments earlier and stepped into the road while chasing the offender.

Officers searched through CCTV from the city and found footage that appears to corroborate what the women told the bus driver.

Four days after David's death one of his friends noticed that his BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) profile had disappeared from her contacts as though it had been deleted.

She sent a message to David's phone asking to be added as a friend. The friend request was acknowledged and the person sent a picture and the name "Berry".

Previously, a 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft on 13 September and bailed until 5 October pending further inquiries.