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Cameron says he will meet Lee Rigby's family

Fusilier Lee Rigby

The Prime Minister says he will meet Fusilier Rigby's family if they wanted to see him.

The family's MP Liz McInnes asked for the Prime Minister to "arrange a meeting with them if necessary" and to "endeavour to ensure that all their questions are given full answers".

Mr Cameron said: "A police liaison team is still working with the family, and they should know that whatever meetings they want, they can ask for and they will get."


Police arrest 13 men in Cheshire over child sexual abuse images

Cheshire Police have arrested 13 men on suspicion of uploading and distributing indecent images of children on the internet.

The arrests were made between 6.30am and 8am this morning, police seized the suspects' computers and other devices with internet access.

Detective Superintendent Geraint Jones said:

Cheshire Police take the issue of indecent images of children extremely seriously, and we will do everything possible to bring offenders to justice.

We have a dedicated Paedophile and Cybercrime Investigation Team who are fully committed to tackling this issue, with specialist officers who are trained to adapt to the constantly changing methods of online criminals.

"Behind every indecent image is an abused child and sharing such images online is illegal and results in further abuse. The operation has used the most up-to-date technology and intelligence to identify suspects, and this technology will continue to be used throughout the course of the investigations."

– Detective Superintendent Geraint Jones

Lorry fire causes long delays on M56

A lorry fire has caused severe delays on the M56 eastbound.

Cheshire Police is warning drivers it will take another two hours to clear the motorway.

It happened near junction 11 at Daresbury at 5.50am.

7 arrested by Rochdale's Child Sex Exploitation Team

Seven people have been arrested as part of an investigation into child sexual exploitation.

They were detained in raids in the Rochdale and Oldham areas.

Six men and a boy, aged between 16 and 47 and of mixed ethnic background, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit sexual acts with a child.

It follows an investigation led by "Sunrise", Rochdale's multi-agency child sexual exploitation team.

“The Sunrise team were initially looking at reasons why the children, two girls aged 15 and 13 and a 13-year-old boy, were going missing from home. Officers spoke to one of the girls who suggested they were being groomed between 16 September and 17 October 2014.

“A swift investigation was launched and agencies worked together which has resulted in these arrests across the Rochdale and Oldham areas plus the safeguarding of three vulnerable children.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Andy Aston

“The success of Operation Infrared means that three vulnerable children are now safe and seven people have been arrested as part of this investigation. This type of multi-agency work exemplifies the best practice highlighted by Ofsted during their recent inspection of our response to CSE, and the work being carried out across Greater Manchester through Project Phoenix.”

– Paul Marshall, Assistant Director for Children’s Social Care at Rochdale Borough Council

Appeal for witnesses after pensioner dies in crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 62 year old man from Preston died in a crash last night. Officers were called to the A583 Kirkham Bypass close to the junction with the B5192 Dowbridge at 8pm last night.

A blue MG sports car travelling in the direction of Preston came off the road and collided with a tree. The man was pronounced dead at the scene and the road was closed for four hours to facilitate the investigation.

“This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who are being supported by specialist officers.

“We are appealing for anyone who may have seen the vehicle in the area or who witnessed what happened to get in touch so that we can establish exactly how the collision occurred.”

– PS David Hurst


Cheshire town's Star Trek hope exposed as a hoax

Star Trek star William Shatner has exposed a hoax that he was due to switch on the Christmas lights in Frodsham.

The actor, who played Captain Kirk, tweeted in response to a fake Twitter account saying he was due to "beam down" for the big ceremony.

Local councillor Mike Pusey told the Daily Telegraph the claim was an "elaborate hoax, set up by a young lad who has done it as a joke."

I don't think it will cause any hassle, as I don't think for one minute people would have believed that William Shatner would have come to switch the lights on."

– Cllr Mike Pusey

MPs debate new dog 'licence' to help control dangerous breeds after death of Bolton schoolgirl

Dangerous dogs, MPs debate new licence scheme Credit: PA

A new scheme to force dog owners to register their animals every year is being debated by MPs. It follows the death of 14 year old Jade Lomas Anderson. Her local Bolton MP Julie Hilling has been calling for tougher action on dangerous dogs since Jade was killed by dogs in 2013.

Jade Lomas Anderson was killed by dogs Credit: ITV Granada

She's backing calls from Jade's parents and from the coroner at her inquest They all want a licence brought back. The MP wants money raised from the scheme to be used to enforce conditions and penalties on the owners of dangerous dogs.

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