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A murder investigation is underway after police were called to Dunluce Street in Liverpool early this morning. They found a man in his 30's with stab wounds. Detectives are currently questioning a 38 year old man on suspicion of murder.
70 scrapyards across Greater Manchester have been raided by police this morning. Detectives are currently holding 20 people who were arrested as part of the operation targeting metal theft.
– Superintendent Craig Thompson, Greater Manchester Police
"Any scrapyard dealer who knowingly accepts stolen goods or pays cash for metal is propagating this cycle of criminality, creating a market for thieves for prosper, and that is exactly why we have taken this action today. If a burglar knows he can sell stolen metal to a rogue dealer, it will entice them into committing offences that can cause real hardship to businesses and victims.
The Tate Gallery at Liverpool's Albert Dock is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Fifteen million people have visited the newly-restored Grade One listed waterfront gallery since it first opened its doors back in May 1988.
Twenty people have been arrested after raids targeting the sale of stolen metal in Greater Manchester. They were carried out at scrapyards and homes across the force area.
Dale Cregan lured unarmed police constables Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23, with a bogus emergency call before using a Glock handgun and a military grenade to kill them on September 18 last year.
Today, in a change to his plea at his trial at Preston Crown Court, 29-year-old Cregan admitted to the murders of father and son David and Mark Short.
The murder of David Short in August last year was done in a similar manner to that of the PCs, using the same gun and the same type of grenade.
In May, Cregan had gunned down Mark Short as he played pool in the Cotton Tree pub in Droylsden.
Cregan's barrister, Simon Csoka QC, began the day by asking six of the seven remaining counts to be put to his client.Cregan, wearing a grey Adidas top, then stood up and calmly answered "guilty" to murdering Mark Short and David Short.
He also pleaded guilty to the attempted murders of John Collins, Ryan Pridding and Michael Belcher, who were all in the Cotton Tree at the time on the evening of May 25 last year.
He also admitted causing an explosion at a property in Luke Road, Droylsden, on August 10, shortly after the murder of David Short.The jury foreman was then invited by trial judge Mr Justice Holroyde to formally return guilty verdicts on those counts.
The judge then told the jurors that the defendant remained on trial for the single allegation remaining against him - that he attempted to murder Sharon Hark at her home in Luke Road.
Tributes have been paid to a man who died when a light aircraft crashed at Caernarfon Airport. Iain Nuttall from Blackburn died and a boy and another man were injured in the crash. Mr Nuttall's family say he was a wonderful and devoted father.
One-eyed police killer Dale Cregan has admitted to the murders of a father and son.
Cregan, 29, had already admitted murdering two policewomen in Hattersley, Greater, Manchester, last September, when he changed his pleas in the second week of his trial at Preston Crown Court.
His trial continued as he maintained he had not gunned down Mark Short, 23, in a pub in Droylsden and that he had not killed David Short, 46, in a gun and grenade attack at his home in Clayton.
Today on the eve of his barrister's closing speech to the jury he changed his pleas to those allegations and stood up in the dock and admitted his guilt.
He also admitted causing an explosion with a hand-grenade at an address in Droylsden but denies attempting to murder the householder.
Dale Cregan has admitted murdering a father and his son. David and Mark Short were killed in separate shootings in Greater Manchester. 29 year old Cregan has pleaded guilty to their murder at Preston Crown Court on the eve of his barrister's closing speech to the jury.
Cregan had previously pleaded guilty to the murders of PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes. Mark Short was killed in a pub in Droysden last May, his father was shot two months later. Cregan remains on trial for the attempted murder of Sharon Hark