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Lest We Forget - memorial to Fusilier Lee Rigby revealed

The memorial in Middleton. Credit: ITV News.

The memorial for murdered Middleton soldier Fusilier Lee Rigby has been revealed.

The bronze drum, placed on a plinth marked Lest We Forget, sits in front of a plaque and a memorial wall where Lee is commemorated.

The names of other soldiers will be added to the memorial in the future.

Lee Rigby's family will attend the unveiling ceremony. Credit: ITV News.


Picture shows car impaled on railings after crash

The 26-year-old driver of the Vauxhall Corsa remains in hospital after he suffered head injuries in the incident earlier today.

It happened near the town centre in Bury, Greater Manchester.

Police say his condition is improving and the force is investigating the cause of the crash.

Arrest made in Burnley child abduction investigation

The girl was taken from Nairne Street, Burnley, at around 4pm on Thursday Credit: ITV News.

Police investigating the abduction of a six-year-old girl have made an arrest.

A 33-year-old man from Accrington was held on suspicion of child abduction and is currently in police custody.

Detectives launched a manhunt after the girl was taken by a man, possibly in a black car, from Nairne Street, Burnley, at around 4pm on Thursday.

She was then dropped off three miles away at Whitefield Street, Hapton, where she was found and police were alerted.

Detectives say they're continuing their appeal for information and are urging witnesses to get in touch.

“We need anyone who may have witnessed a black coloured car in the Nairne Street or Whitefield Street areas around the time of the abduction to contact us."

– Detective Chief Inspector Joanne McHugh, Lancashire Police
  • Anyone with any information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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