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Stockport Road stabbing: 16-year-old boy arrested

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested after three people were injured in a stabbing in a shop on Stockport Road in Manchester.

In a statement Greater Manchester Police said:

Shortly after 12.50pm today, Thursday 28 May 2015, police were called to a shop on Stockport road to a report of a stabbing. Police attended and discovered three people had been injured; two of them with minor stab wounds.

One woman has gone to hospital but none of the injuries are thought to be serious or life-threatening.

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of wounding and attempted robbery.

Enquiries are ongoing.


Preston man banned from football for three years for Ian Evatt assault

Chesterfield captain Ian Evatt was confronted after Preston's Play-Off semi-final victory Credit: PA Images

An apprentice mechanic from Preston has been given a three-year football banning order after he assaulted Chesterfield captain Ian Evatt at the end of the League One play-off semi-final.

Matthew Edwards was said to have "got carried away" during a pitch invasion while celebrating his "beloved" Preston North End's victory over Chesterfield.

CCTV footage captured the 20-year-old weaving his way through fans and then forcefully grasping the shoulder of Chesterfield captain Ian Evatt from behind.

When Evatt turned round, a fellow supporter stepped in to drag away Edwards, who, magistrates heard, had wanted to "take the mick" out of the defender who used to play for Preston's arch-rivals Blackpool.

Edwards then appeared to shout abuse at Evatt, who had to be escorted from the Deepdale pitch for his own safety.

Edwards, of Southern Avenue, Preston, was also fined £135 and ordered to pay costs of £255 after he pleaded guilty at Preston Magistrates' Court to assault by beating.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said Evatt, 33, was assaulted "by at least two people" and verbally abused "by many more" at the conclusion of the televised match on May 10.

Footage of the incident led to Edwards being identified by a police constable and then arrested the following day.

Edwards denied setting out to assault Evatt before he left his seat in the stand and denied intending to punch him.

Evatt reported to police that he had been "punched, kicked and spat on" and later said in a radio interview that he had been "terrified".

Lancashire Constabulary continue to investigate the incident, with several other people being sought.


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Manchester City Women FC and Manchester Metropolitan University team up

Credit: MCWFC

Manchester City Women's Football Club have announced a new partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University.

In each of the four years of the programme players from the Man Met University Women's team will experience a training session led by MCWFC and university coaching staff will be able develop from observing their own training sessions.

Also the University's Events Management course will be given access behind the scenes at Manchester City Women's match-day events and will have the opportunity to 'manage' a home fixture to put into practice what they have learnt.

Players and coaches from Manchester City Women will be invited to the University as guest speakers at open days.

Steph Houghton, Manchester City and England Captain said of the partnership:

“The Manchester City Women’s team are proud to be involved in this unique venture that aims to give students hands-on experience managing a real match-day event.

“Nothing beats the buzz of a football crowd and it will provide a good test for students to put what they have learned in the classroom into practice.”

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