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Amir Khan to face Manny Pacquiao in 'super fight' in April

Khan poses with next opponent Manny Pacquiao Credit: PA

Amir Khan will fight Manny Pacquiao on April 23 in a "super fight", both fighters have announced on Twitter.

After the pair revealed earlier this week that negotiations were ongoing over a bout, a date has now been agreed, but no venue yet.

There were reports earlier this week that a verbal agreement was in place for Pacquiao-Khan to take place in either Bolton or Manchester. The United Arab Emirates has been suggested as the likeliest location, but there has been no confirmation.

Pacquiao continues to be trained by Freddie Roach but Khan left the American in September 2012 and is now under the tutelage of Virgil Hunter.

Police bail man arrested over prisoner escape

Shaun Walmsley is still on the run Credit: ITV

A man arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice, in connection with the prison escape of Shaun Walmsley, has been bailed.

The 25-year-old man from Norris Green in Liverpool had been arrested on Friday.

Meanwhile, Walmsley himself is still on the run after two armed men helped him escape during a hospital visit from jail. Officers warn the public not to approach him.


Van with 'blacked out windows' dumps stabbing victim at hospital

Aintree Hospital Credit: PA

A stabbing victim has been abandoned at Aintree Hospital, by someone in a van with blacked-out windows.

The 21-year-old man was left at the hospital in the early hours of this morning, with wounds to his side and hand. He is in a stable condition.

Detectives say the motive for the attack is unknown. They are checking CCTV for images of the "light coloured" van.


Three arrests after police seize handgun in Speke

The gun will be tested to see if it is linked to any known crimes Credit: Merseyside Police

Three people have been arrested after police have seized a handgun, and a "quantity of drugs," in a house raid in Speke.

Officers say the weapon will be now be tested for any connections to past shootings. Two men, aged 21 and 26, and a 48-year-old woman were taken into custody.

This latest recovery means there is one less firearm on our streets that could be used to cause fear, intimidation or harm.

– Detective Inspector Alan Georgeson

Teenager stabbed in the street in Manchester

The teenager was attacked in Newton Heath Credit: PA

Detectives are hunting a knifeman who stabbed a teenager on a street in Manchester last night. The 18-year-old was attacked on Scotland Hall Road in Newton Heath, at 9.45pm.

His attacker walked up to him, got into an argument, then pulled out a knife to stab the teen in the back. The victim was taken to hospital, but released after treatment.

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