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Al Pacino speaks to Granada Reports about new John Lennon film 'Danny Collins'

He's a Hollywood screen legend renowned for his roles in some of the most classic films but Al Pacino's next blockbuster is about a story much closer to home, centred on Liverpool.

'Danny Collins' is based on the true story of Liverpool folk singer Steve Tilston who discovered a letter written to him from John Lennon 25 years after the Beatle died. Now his story is coming to life in a film released tomorrow.

Our Entertainment Correspondent Caroline Whitmore headed to London for the premiere.


Man bailed after Urmston murder

Detectives are continuing to investigate after a man was murdered in Urmston.

Andre Marshall was found with gunshot wounds to his torso and legs near Manor Park on Wednesday 20 May at 7.30am; he was lying in the road next to a car.

The 18-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed until 23 July 2015.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police on 0161 856 2491 or 101, or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Tameside man Anthony Pattison wanted by police

Credit: GMP

Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a wanted man from Tameside.

Anthony Leslie Pattison, also known as Andrew Pugh, is wanted on recall to prison and also in connection with threats to kill that took place in Denton in March and April 2015. He has links to Tameside and Oldham.

Anybody with information about his whereabouts should contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


Stockport Road stabbing: 16-year-old boy arrested

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