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Ecstasy tablets found in shampoo bottles at Creamfields

Drugs found in shampoo bottles at music festival Credit: Cheshire Police

More than 100 ecstasy tablets hidden in bottles of shampoo have been seized by police at the Creamfields festival.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs with intent to supply, after the seizure at the dance music event near Warrington.

Cheshire Police say the search was carried out by officers at the VIP entrance on Friday.

Thousands of people are attending the festival at the Daresbury site. It continues until Bank Holiday Monday.

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Distraction burglar targets elderly women

Police are warning about a female distraction burglar who is targeting elderly women in Manchester.

She has stolen money from the homes of two pensioners after claiming to both that she was pregnant and needed to use the toilet.

Detectives say the offender made off with a purse containing £90 and a £20 voucher, after being allowed into the home of an 87-year-old woman in Ancoats on Thursday 27th August.

The following morning she stole a purse from an address in Newton Heath. She had been invited into the 76-year old victim's house after striking up a conversation with her as she walked home from the shops.

She is described as white, mid to late 30s, slim build, around 5ft 2in tall, with dark brown, shoulder length hair tied back in a ponytail. She spoke with a husky voice with a local accent.

“This contemptible woman preyed on the victims’ compassion and humanity, and rewarded their kindness with a terrible act of theft.

“We would like the public to be vigilant and keep an eye out for this offender, who will almost certainly look to target other elderly people in the North Manchester area.

“While it is, of course, important that we try to locate the woman responsible for these despicable thefts, it is equally important that we warn the public to try and ensure we prevent any other people falling victim to this offender.”

– Sergeant Keith Gibbs

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Man assaulted outside cemetery after Paul Massey funeral

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A 49-year-old man suffered serious head injuries after he was hit with a piece of wood outside Agecroft cemetary in Salford.

The attack took place around 3pm on Friday August 29 just after Paul Massey's funeral. Hundreds of people had lined the streets outside the cemetery to pay their respects to the man formely known as Salford's "Mr Big".

Paul Massey, 55, was shot dead at his homelast month by a masked gunman over his alleged involvement in organised crime.

The victim of the assault was taken to Salford Royal hospital were he remains in a stable condition.

Knowsley Safari counts on visitors' help

All the park's animals will be part of the Bioblitz Credit: PA

Knowsley Safari Park on Merseyside is asking visitors to become wildlife explorers for a day. Staff want visitors to help them count and discover which species are living right on the doorstep. Its called the Knowsley Safari BioBlitz 2015 and a team of experienced naturalists and wildlife watchers need help to find and identify as many different species of birds, bugs, plants and beasties as they can.

The BioBlitz takes place today and tomorrow.

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