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Suspected MERS outbreak closes Manchester Royal Infirmary A&E

Manchester Royal Infirmary. Credit: Manchester Royal Infirmary.

The Accident and Emergency department at Manchester Royal Infirmary has been closed because of a suspected outbreak of Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome.

Two patients have been isolated, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said.

It added that there is "no significant risk to public health".

The Trust gave no indication as to when the A&E department may reopen.

“We are currently investigating two patients for suspected Middle Eastern Respiratory Virus Syndrome – Coronavirus Infection (MERS-CoV).

"Both patients have been isolated for on-going clinical treatment and management of their condition.

"We would like to reassure our patients and the general public that there is no significant risk to public health.

"Manchester Royal Infirmary Accident and Emergency Department will be closed until further notice while further investigations take place.”

– Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Police say they're working to establish a motive over Massey murder

“Our thoughts are with the family of Paul at this distressing time and we have specially trained officers supporting them.

“We know that shots were fired at Paul and do not believe this was a random attack. We are still working to establish a motive, which is not yet known.

“We have extra officers in the area to offer reassurance to the community and if anyone has any concerns, please talk to our officers.

“If you were in the area at the time and saw anyone acting suspiciously in the minutes before the shooting, or saw anyone leaving the scene, please contact police.

“I would urge anybody with information about what happened last night to come forward. I want to reiterate that any information received will be treated in the strictest confidence.”

– Chief Superintendent Mary Doyle, Greater Manchester Police

The Rugby World Cup continues its tour of the North West

The Rugby World Cup is touring the North West. Credit: Press Association.

The Rugby World Cup is continuing it's tour of the North West ahead of the competition which gets underway in September.

The Webb Ellis Trophy will travel from Bury, where a choir will perform Rugby Anthems at the Rock Shoping Centre, to St Helens Rugby Club which will host a Tag rugby competition featuring local youth rugby clubs.

Later the trophy will visit Crosby beach, alongside the iconic Another Place statues and travel to another of the region's iconic landmarks, Blackpool Tower.

  • 08:00 - 10:00: The Rock Shopping Centre, Bury.
  • 11:00 - 13:00: St Helen's Rugby Club.
  • 14:00 - 16:00: Crosby Beach
  • 18:00 - 20:00: Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

To find out more about the Rugby World Cup click here.

Police Commissioner urges community to help catch those behind Massey murder

ny Lloyd, Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner Credit: Press Association.

“This is of course a personal tragedy for the family of the victim and our thoughts are with them.

“The police, quite rightly, want to reassure the public that they can go about their business without fear.

"Through the ongoing Operation Gulf, police in Salford have been cracking down on violent crime in recent years and this intensive work has improved confidence in the police.

"But they cannot work alone. It’s only when members of the community come forward with local knowledge and information, that the police will be able to arrest those responsible and bring them to justice.

“I am therefore asking anyone with any information about this incident to please come forward and speak to police directly or contact Crimestoppers in complete confidence.”

– Tony Lloyd, Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner
Rebecca Long Bailey, MP for Salford and Eccles Credit: Manchester Evening News.

“Like many people across Salford I am shocked to hear of the death of Paul Massey who has been a well-known figure in Salford for many years.

"My thoughts are with his family and the residents of Clifton who are no doubt shaken and frightened by this terrible incident which took place in this quiet and otherwise safe area."

– Salford and Eccles MP Rebecca Long-Bailey


Police charge 38 people over 'cash for crash' scams

Thirty eight people have been charged over so called 'cash for crash' scams. It follows an insurance fraud investigation which began in 2010 into allegations people were conspiring to defraud car insurance companies.

The investigation has been a joint-up operation between Cumbria Constabulary, the Motor Insurance Bureau and the Crown Prosecution Service.

All 38 people are expected appear before North Cumbria Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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