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Man killed with machetes and knives in Bolton

Residents in Davenport Street rushed out to help Mr Zuchlinski. Credit: MEN Syndication

A masked gang used machetes and knives to hack an amateur cagefighter to death in a Bolton street.

The 39-year-old victim, named locally as Sebastian Zuchlinski, suffered two stab wounds to the body, plus deep cuts to his head, shoulder, and thigh.

It is understood one of his fingers was cut off, and the man’s girlfriend witnessed the attack.

Disabled fencer speaks out to help others facing hate crime

Adrian Derbyshire Credit: ITV

A paralympic fencer is speaking out on the hate crime he has endured, to try to keep disabled people from being targeted.

Adrian Derbyshire, from Warrington, has suffered years of abuse on the streets. Now, for Hate Crime Awareness Week, he is working with police and officials on the best way to tackle such crimes. He has previously helped to teach schoolchildren about seeing people as individuals, rather than just disabilities.

Murder investigation after double stabbing in Bury

Police were called to Woodward Close shortly before 5 o'clock last night Credit: PA

A murder investigation's been launched underway after a woman died following a double stabbing in Bury. Police found the body of a 52-year-old with stab wounds at Woodward Close. She died later. An 80-year-old woman is critically ill in hospital . Police are questioning a 62-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder.

One of the victims of this shocking incident has now sadly died and we have launched a full murder investigation.

I know an incident like this can cause a lot of shock within the community but I would like to assure everybody that we have a dedicated team of detectives currently working to investigate the circumstances leading up the stabbing.

The other victim is currently in hospital undergoing surgery and she remains in a life threatening condition and my thoughts and deepest sympathies remain with these ladies and their loved ones as we investigate what has happened.

We have made an arrest and currently have a man in custody but our investigation continues and I would like to urge anybody with information to please contact police.

– Detective Superintendent Sara Wallwork, GMP


Pensioners in Lancashire say bus cutbacks will leave them 'stranded'

Pensioners say bus cutbacks will Credit: ITV

Pensioners across Lancashire say they will be left stranded by planned cutbacks to dozens of bus services.

Key routes running to shopping centres and hospitals could be lost, as the county council withdraws subsidies amid government cutbacks. Officials insist they are trying to ensure the most vulnerable can still get out and about.

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