POLICE are appealing to find a woman who helped at the scene of a collision which led to the deaths of two men.

Officers were called to Upholland Road, Billinge shortly before 8.15pm on Friday, December 21, 2019, to reports that three pedestrians had been knocked down by a Ford Kuga.

Two men, Dave Culleton, 82 and Keith Brown, 79, were taken to hospital where they  died a short time later.

Mr Brown's wife Ruth was also injured in the incident.

No arrests have been made and enquiries are still ongoing. The Kuga stopped after the incident.

Police are now looking to find a woman who assisted at the scene.

Detective Sergeant Darren Hancock of Greater Manchester Police's Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “Despite an appeal from officers at the time of this incident for any dashcam footage or witnesses to contact police, we are still investigating what led to this collision and what happened during and after the incident.

“We are asking anyone who witnessed this collision, specifically a woman who assisted at the scene and was driving a light coloured Fiat 500 to contact police.

“We would like the woman to know that she is not in any trouble and ask her to go to any police station or make contact with us as soon as possible.”

Earlier this month the men's families paid tribute to them.

Paying tribute to 82-year-old David Culleton, his family said: “Our Dad Dave was the most kind and caring Dad we could wish for, all his life he was a devoted Husband, Dad and Grandad.

"Our hearts have been broken and we are utterly devastated that he has been taken in this tragic way.

"He was a man that lived life to the full and was keen on many sports, he was a lifelong Everton fan, a keen golfer, he swam regularly at his local gym and was always out walking in the local area.

"The community of Billinge where he has lived for the last 52 years will miss his smiling face.

"He always had time to have a chat and a laugh with everyone and many people have said how special he was and how much his many friends are going to miss him.

"We would like to thank the emergency services that attended, all the staff from The Hare and Hounds and anyone that helped on the night.

"Our thoughts also go out to Keith’s family and his wife Ruth who was also involved in this terrible incident, Keith was a lovely man and a good friend to our Dad.”

Meanwhile, the family of 79-year-old John Keith Brown, added: “To our beloved dad, Keith Brown, rest peacefully.

"Much loved granddad and husband of over 55 years to Ruth. Sorely missed by family and friends."

If you witnessed this collision or believe you are the person mentioned, contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident number 2764 of December 20, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.