Help raise £500 to pay towards funeral costs of James ‘Hodge’ Edwards

On Saturday 11th March, police attended to reports of a collision on Bramhall Moor Lane in Hazel Grove, Stockport.

Police and the ambulance service attended and found that a car had collided with 22 year old James ‘Hodge’ Edwards. The driver of the car had then failed to stop.

The injured man was taken to hospital where he sadly died.

Family & friends are now appealing for donations towards a tribute in Poynton, funeral costs and local charitable causes chosen by the family.

James’ family said “He loved to travel and went to many parts of the world. This inspired him to join the Royal Navy which he had just been accepted into and was extremely excited at this new chapter in his life.”

Ben Hyslop wrote: “I’d like this page to generate some money to pay towards a lasting tribute in Poynton and local charitable causes chosen by his family.”

Follow the link below to give what you can:


Officers investigating the collision identified the vehicle a black Audi A5, shortly after the collision and the driver, a 29-year-old man and the passenger, and 27-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. The man was also arrested on suspicion of driving whilst under the influence of alcohol. They are both currently in custody.

Sergeant Paul Higgins, from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This is an absolute tragedy. I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the man’s family. I can’t imagine what they must be going through.”
“We have made two arrests however our investigation is still in it’s early stages. I am appealing for anyone who may have seen the incident, or may have dash-cam footage to get in touch.”

Anybody with information should contact the GMP Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741.