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Man wanted in connection with Fegg Hayes stabbing arrested

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A 23-yr-old man has been arrested in connection with the appeal to trace a man wanted for questioning about the stabbing in Fegg Hayes

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Thanks for your support in tracing a man wanted for questioning about the incident in Fegg Hayes on Sunday - he has been arrested.

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Wanted: Police hunt man over stabbing in Stoke

A man is being hunted by police for questioning over a stabbing in Staffordshire at the weekend.

Officers today released a picture of Ismail Yahaya in a bid to track him down after a stabbing in the Fegg Hayes area of Stoke-on-Trent on Sunday.

People are warned not to approach Ismail Yahaya but to call 101 if they spot him
People are warned not to approach Ismail Yahaya but to call 101 if they spot him Credit: Staffordshire Police

Yahaya, aged 23, was last known to live at Stanley Street, Tunstall.

Police urge anyone who spots him not to approach him, but to call 101 immediately.

Jail for rapist who attacked small child and woman

A man has been jailed for 18 years today after being found guilty of raping both a small child and a young woman.

Stoke-on-Trent man Francis Gilbert, aged 48, raped the 25-year-old woman and the youngster - who was under six years old - in 2012.

Francis Gilbert has been jailed for 18 years
Francis Gilbert has been jailed for 18 years Credit: Staffordshire Police

Gilbert, of Ridgway Road, Hanley, denied the charges but was found guilty after two separate trials.

Detectives today welcomed the lengthy prison sentence.

Det Insp Adrian Scott said he hoped it would encourage other victims - no matter their age - to come forward.

Today’s sentence is to be welcomed and I hope it provides some comfort to Gilbert’s two victims, who bravely spoke out about what happened to them and gave evidence.

All allegations of sexual abuse, including historic offences, are thoroughly investigated and we work with partners to tackle these very serious crimes in a sensitive manner. I commend all victims for coming forward and reporting these crimes.

We are also determined to bringing the offenders of such crimes to justice.

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Armed police swoop after reports of man with gun

Armed police have arrested a man in Stoke-on-Trent this evening after reports of someone carrying a handgun and knives through Tunstall town centre.

The man was arrested in Tunstall
The man was arrested in Tunstall Credit: Joe Giddens/PA

The 28-year-old was arrested at around 7.20pm after a number of calls from members of the public.

A number of people also stayed on the scene when a knife was dropped on the ground.

Nobody was injured.

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Rowers return home

Hannah Lawton and Lauren Morton back on UK soil Credit: ITV News Calendar

Two young rowers have arrived back in the UK after their attempt to cross the Atlantic ocean ended in them drifting for almost a week.

Lauren Morton from Wetherby and her rowing partner Hannah Lawton had been at sea for more than three months in one of the world's most gruelling rowing challenges.

The pair were greeted at Heathrow by their families Credit: ITV News Calendar

The pair in their 20's had to be rescued by a freighter when they got lost during the Atlantic mission ending up a 1000 kilometres from their tropical destination.

They were attempting to row from the Canary Islands to Antigua in the West Indies in honour of a friend who had died from cervical cancer. But were plagued with problems including a fire on their boat and a broken rudder.

Love is blind: Puppy love for guide dogs leads to owners' wedding

Claire Johnson, 50, and Mark Gaffey, 51, married after their dogs fell in love at training two years ago.
Claire Johnson, 50, and Mark Gaffey, 51, married after their dogs fell in love at training two years ago. Credit: The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association/PA Wire

A case of puppy love has led to walkies down the aisle after two inseparable guide dogs led to romance between their Stoke-on-Trent owners.

Claire Johnson, 50, and Mark Gaffey, 51, married after their dogs fell in love at training two years ago.

Read more on this on the ITV National website.

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