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Lancashire Police to investigate alleged 'pepper spray' incident

The video appears to show police using pepper spray against Stoke fans

Lancashire Police say'll they'll investigate after officers appeared to use pepper spray against football fans during Preston's game against Stoke.

Footage of the incident, which involved Stoke City's fans has been shared widely across social media. It happened at half time during Saturday evening's game against Preston North End at Deepdale.

Lancashire Police say there'll be a post-match debrief on Tuesday to discuss what happened.

Firstly let me say I'm the football officer for PNE. I'm a PC & have been working football operations for 12 years..every game home & away. I take everything that happens at PNE games personally & I can assure all Stoke City fans that the incident that occurred at half time today will be fully investigated. There will be a post match debrief on Tuesday and all the commanders involved in today's operation will attend.

– PC Paul Elliott, Lancashire Police

Man arrested after pedestrian dies crossing road in Bolton

Police have made an arrest after a man was hit by a car as he crossed the street in Bolton.

It happened on Topp Way in Bolton just after 10pm on Saturday night.

The 65-year-old man died at the scene. A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving, causing death whilst uninsured and driving whilst over the prescribed limit for drugs. He is currently in police custody for questioning.

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Police are now appealing for witnesses to the collision.

My thoughts are with the man’s family at this devastating time.

We have a man in custody but our investigation has really only just begun so I am hoping that anyone who witnessed the incident will come and tell us what they saw.

We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have dash-cam footage which catches the incident or the white Range Rover Sport prior to the collision.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police 0161 856 4741 alternatively call 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

– Sergeant Lee Westhead from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit


My Fare Lady: Mystery love letter left on Greater Manchester bus stop!

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A bus passenger has left a love note attached to a bus stop in Manchester. The author - known only as ‘M’ - is desperately hoping to be reunited with a person they met there just days earlier.

Ands they describe the subject of their affection as ‘the most beautiful person they’ve ever met’ and ask ‘can we speak again?’

It was spotted outside The Christie Hospital on Wilmslow Road this week. The romantic declaration reads: “We met at the bus stop on Sunday and you helped me on my journey.

“I was too shy to say I think you are the most beautiful person I’ve ever met. “Can we speak again?”

The message, which has been printed in a yellow box on white paper and placed inside a plastic wallet, is signed off with the initial ‘M’. It has attracted quite a buzz, both at the bus stop itself and on social media.

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Teenager charged with attempted robbery after 93-year-old attacked at bus stop

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with attempted robbery after a 93-year-old woman was attacked at a bus stop.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, handed himself in to Greater Manchester Police on Friday night.

He was charged in connection with the incident which took place at 11.55am on Thursday at a bus stop in Turf Lane, Chadderton, Oldham.

The boy will appear at Tameside Youth Court on September 4.

The woman was dragged to the floor, banging her head and leaving her with multiple injuries to her head, knees and hands.

She was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.

The offenders fled empty-handed.

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