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Witness says situation on day of tragedy became unmanageable

Former Superintendent Roger Marshall (right) Credit: PA

Mr Marshall told the inquests: "If we'd had 200 or 300 police officers that might have resolved the situation. But in the situation presented to me I think there's no way I could have prevented people getting into the turnstile area."

He told the court: "I think you'll agree with me that by 2.35pm onwards, whatever measures I could have employed, given the resources and lack of co-operation, which became steadily worse, made my situation almost unmanageable."

The inquests were adjourned until tomorrow at 10am when Mr Marshall will continue giving his evidence.


Baby boy for Liverpool star Claire Sweeney

Claire Sweeney has given birth to a baby boy Credit: PA

Former Brookside star Claire Sweeney has given birth to a boy.

The baby, born on September 29 in the city's Women's Hospital by Caesarean section.

Sweeney, who has also had a successful stage career, said: "My baby is beautiful and has me awake every hour breast feeding."

The actress was joined at the hospital by the baby's father, Daniel Riley, and her manager said: "Claire plans to stay in hospital until tomorrow so she and Daniel can rest and enjoy their newborn baby in private."

Sweeney's career also includes a stint on the Loose Women panel and an appearance in a series of Celebrity Big Brother.

Two women find friendship after cancer diagnosis

Eva Royle and Vicky Yates, both in their thirties, thought they were too young to get the disease and their lives were turned upside down when they were diagnosed. They met through the internet and are now spreading an important message about breast cancer. You can find out more about support and fundraising on the Breast Cancer Care website. And to find out more about Vicky and Eva - you can find their support group on Facebook.

Image released after city centre sex assault

Man wanted after sexual assault in Manchester City Centre Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Police want to speak to the man after a woman was sexually assaulted by a man she met in the Orchid Lounge who said he wanted to take her to another club.

As the pair made their way onto Sackville Street behind the paper science museum he attacked her. She managed to break free and run away before calling police.

This was a nasty attack that has left a young woman traumatised. She initially went with the offender to go to another club but was assaulted. Thankfully she broke free and had the presence of mind to phone police.

I would ask anyone who may have been in the Sackville Street area in the early hours of that morning and may have seen the assault or the man running away, to contact us.

– Detective Constable Tim Greenwood, Greater Manchester Police
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