Following a serious collision in Alderley Edge police have confirmed the names of the three people who died.

They have been named as Liyakat Sidat, 47, Salma Sidat, 41, and Hajra Sidat, 14 all from the Old Trafford area of Greater Manchester.

Liyakat Sidat was the madressa principal at Masjid Bilal based on Bury Old Road, Manchester. He also had family in Blackburn.

The funeral arrangements for the family have also been announced. They will be held on Wednesday 7 November at 11am at Southern Cemetery, Barlow Moor Road, Manchester.

At 12.04am on Sunday 4 November emergency services were called to a serious collision on the A34 Melrose Way in Alderley Edge.

A police statement read, "The collision involved a car and a minibus. A number of casualties from the minibus were treated at the scene and taken to hospital.

"Sadly, two people, a man aged 47 and a 14-year-old girl, died at the scene and a third, a woman aged 41, died at hospital. They were all travelling in the car.

"Two others in the car – a nine-year-old girl and a 19-year-old woman – are currently in hospital. Their respective conditions are described as critical and serious.

"The family are being supported by specialist officers at this difficult time.

"The family would like the media to respect their privacy and to be left to grieve in peace."

Anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to police should contact Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 231304.