Salford pensioner killed on way to shul

A Salford pensioner died after being hit by a car while walking to synagogue with family members on the first night of Chanucah.

Chaim Steinberg, 83, was struck by a dark Citroen on Saturday as he made his way to the Manchester Kollel synagogue near his home. He died later in hospital. Police have arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Tributes were paid to the father-of-six and grandfather at his funeral on Tuesday, which was delayed for a specialist Home Office coroner from London to carry out further investigations. Mr Steinberg is also survived by his wife, Ruth.

A family member said Mr Steinberg was “a man alive and in full vigour, not frail. He had built his own textile business making curtains. He also quietly supported many local charities.”
Greater Manchester Police said: “We made a quick arrest and will continue a thorough investigation. We are appealing for witnesses.”

Last updated: 10:45am, December 17 2012