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Teenagers charged over car death

Two 16-year-old boys have been charged after a man was killed when he was struck by a car in Manchester.

Thomas Drane, 62, of Lowther Avenue, Gorton, was crossing Mount Road in Gorton, on 7 April when he was hit by a stolen black Vauxhall Vectra.

One of the teenagers was charged with causing death by dangerous driving and the second charged with aggravated taking of a vehicle without consent.

They are due to appear at Manchester City Magistrates' Court on 30 July.

The victim suffered multiple injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The Vectra was found abandoned a short time later on Cranmere Avenue.

Two 17-year-old girls arrested in connection with the incident have been eliminated from police inquiries.

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