A TRIAL has been set for two men who have been charged after a mum-of-five was killed in a crash on Saturday.

Joseph Pownall, of no fixed address, has been charged with manslaughter, causing death by dangerous driving and kidnap.

The 26-year-old has also been charged with two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Steven Fairclough, 42, also of no fixed address, is charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and will appear in court too.

They both appeared at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court today, Tuesday, where the case has been transferred to Bolton Crown Court for a trial, which is due to start on May 20.

They have both been remanded in custody.

Police were called to Bickershaw Lane in Abram just after 5.45pm on Saturday after three cars crashed, a black Volkswagen Polo, a silver Mercedes C220 saloon and a grey Volkswagen Amarok.

Police and Ambulance Services attended but 34-year-old woman Joanne Bailey-Collinge, the driver of the Polo, later died at hospital.

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A 13-year-old girl and a 29-year-old man travelling in the Polo were taken to hospital with serious injuries, where they remain in a stable condition.

A four-year-old girl also in the Polo was taken to hospital for less serious injuries.

She has since been released from hospital.

A 20-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving remains in police custody.

Enquiries to trace the occupants of the Amarok are ongoing.