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Oldham Athletic Football Club has suspended player Chrstian Montano following today's allegations in a national newspaper.
The club's website says he will be suspended without pay with immediate effect until the conclusion of investigations.
– Club Director Barry Owen
"We are currently assisting the authorities and the future of the player cannot be established until we are notified of what is to occur with these investigations."
Police in Greater Manchester have arrested a man on suspicion of murder after a woman was stabbed in Oldham.
Officers were called to a house on Springwood Hall Road just before 10.10am today following reports a woman had been stabbed.
A 22 year old woman was taken to hospital for treatment where she suffered a cardiac arrest and died.
A 29 year old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody for questioning.
Anyone with information should phone police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Hundreds of protestors have held a march and rally at Barton Moss in Salford, demonstrating against test drilling for shale gas.
Anti fracking groups from across the region demonstrated outside the perimeter fence that protects the drilling site.
Ralph Blunsom reports.
A Southport man has been charged with failing to take a breath test following a car crash in the town.
63 year old Derek Johnson from Scarisbrick is due to appear at Sefton Magistrates' Court on December 30th.