A 43 year old man has been charged after an incident on the M602 where a man was dragged along the motorway.
Michael Keary of Barlow Lane North, Reddish. Stockport, is charged with wounding, aggravated vehicle taking, two counts of failing to stop after a collision and failing to provide a specimen of breath.
He is due before Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.
On Sunday morning a lorry overturned on the Warrington-bound M602 slip road just outside Salford.
The 28-year-old victim pulled his VW Caddy van over to the hard shoulder, thinking that he would be able to help, but instead a man jumped into his van and drove off with the victim still clinging to the vehicle.
The victim was dragged for some distance along the motorway before he fell off and sustained serious head injuries. He remains in hospital with a fractured skull but is making good progress.
A man has been charged after a Good Samaritan who stopped to help a driver was dragged along the M602 motorway when his car was then stolen.
The 28-year-old is in hospital with serious head injuries but is said to be progressing well.
Police said they had since charged Michael Keary from Stockport with aggravated vehicle taking, wounding, two counts of failing to stop after a collision and failing to provide a breath specimen.
The 43-year-old will appear before Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court tomorrow.
The father of a teenager who died at Hillsborough has told a court he was asked "intrusive questions" about alcohol after identifying his 18-year old son's body. Told to prepare himself for the worst, Barry Devonside said he searched for Christopher in hospitals and a mortuary after being told that he was not at Sheffield Wednesday's ground. He was later told to return to the gym, where he said a police sergeant pulled him back from kissing his son's body.
He said that within minutes of identifying Christopher, two officers asked him whether they had had a meal or consumed alcohol on the way to the ground.
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It's examined dozens of case and is widely expected to highlight persistent failures.
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A drug dealer who stashed cocaine in his underwear in an attempt to avoid detection has been jailed.
Wayne Elphick, 43, of Bellscroft Avenue, Manchester, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to supply at a hearing at Manchester Crown Court.
He was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison.
Last October Elphick was driving a red Seat Leon down Oldham Road, Newton Heath, when he was stopped by North Manchester Organised Crime Unit.
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A former Chief Constable of Merseyside has denied trying to paint an adverse picture of Liverpool fans at Hillsborough.
Sir James Sharples had described seeing supporters drinking before the FA Cup semi-final in Sheffield.
Meanwhile, the inquests have heard from a former South Yorkshire officer who says he was intimidated into changing his statement about the disaster.
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