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Organ donor's family meet the man who was saved by their loved one's dying wish

The family from Liverpool whose death-bed donor decision saved the lives of four other people have met the man who received one of his organs.

When William Lloyd fell and suffered a brain haemorage, he was carrying a Donor Card.

After much soul searching, his family agreed his organs could be used for transplants so there are four people alive today thanks to him.

John Coyle's life was changed when he received William's lungs.

He met Willam's family at the start of the Transplant Games in Liverpool.

Matt O'Donoghue reports:-

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Three more arrests after violent burglary in Aston

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Police investigating a burglary in Tameside that left a 65-year-old woman with a fractured skull have made three further arrests.

Barbara Dransfield, 63, was in her wheelchair when she was beaten by two masked men at her home in Ashton-under-Lyne last week. The two men forced their way into her property on Neal Avenue and demanded money.

Barbara was attacked by both men who were armed with a knife and baseball bat causing injuries to her arms, a fractured skull and multiple facial fractures.

The men searched the property before fleeing the scene.

She was taken to hospital for treatment where she remains in a stable condition.

A 22-year-old man and a 23-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion on aggravated burglary and a 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary.

All three have been bailed pending further enquiries. A 29-year-old man previously arrested also remains on bail.

This attack has left a disabled woman who was alone at home with some nasty injuries.

"We have now arrested four men in connection with this attack. All four have been bailed, but I would still appeal to the public for any information that can help with our investigation."

– Detective Inspector Alison Whittaker

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Organ recipient meets donor's family at Transplant Games in Liverpool

The family of donor William Lloyd with John Coyle who received his lungs

The family from Liverpool whose death-bed donor decision saved the lives of four other people have met the man who received one of his organs.

When William Lloyd fell and suffered a brain haemorage, he was carrying a Donor Card.

After much soul searching, his family agreed his organs could be used for transplants so there are four people alive today thanks to him.

Four arrested after police vehicles 'rammed' during pursuit through Manchester

Four people have been arrested after a car "rammed" police vehicles during a pursuit in Manchester.

The incident started in Burnage, south Manchester, where the vehicle made off "at speed" and ended at Salford Crescent railway station, around seven miles away, Greater Manchester Police said.

The male driver was caught after he fled the vehicle and made his way onto live railway tracks, police said.

Officer say the vehicle rammed police vehicles & was then contained.

All 4 occupants detained with driver wanted for various offences."

A number of resources including the police helicopter were deployed today following a pursuit which resulted in the arrest of four men, one who has been wanted for some time for serious offences.

“I am aware of a number of reports on social media of police vehicles being overturned which I would like to clarify as incorrect. Despite the offenders making a very determined effort to escape, only one police vehicle suffered minor damage whilst blocking the Audi in to bring the pursuit to a conclusion.

“I do however recognise that the level of police activity may have been a concern for some people and I want to give reassurance that there was no wider threat to the community. The presence of armed patrols in the area was not in response to any armed threat, rather they were assisting other colleagues as part of their core duties.

“We now have four people in custody in connection with this incident and they will be questioned by detectives today.”

– Chief Inspector Mark Dexter, Greater Manchester Police
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