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Chorlton man to appear in court over former Royal Navy Officer's murder

Mike Samwell, 35, was an ex-Royal Navy officer. Credit: GMP

A 29-year-old man is to appear before magistrates today, charged with the murder of a former Royal Navy officer who was hit by his own car.

Ryan Gibbons, from Chorlton, has been charged with murder, burglary and aggravated taking a vehicle without consent. He's due to appear at Manchester Magistrates Court.

Mike Samwell, from Chorlton, south Manchester, died when he tried to stop his car being stolen in the early hours of April 23.

A 15-year-old boy and two men, aged 20 and 21, who were arrested on suspicion of murder and burglary in connection with the incident have been released on bail.

22 years in jail for abuser who humiliated his victims

David Glausiusz, from Salford convicted of three rapes Credit: Manchester Evening News

A man who raped, sexually abused and then beat his victims to ensure their silence has been jailed for 22 years.

David Glausiusz, who's 47, must sign the sex offenders register for life after being convicted after a seven-week trial Manchester Crown Court.

The court heard he raped one of his victims, struck them with a piece of wood and stood on their stomach.

A member of Salford’s Orthodox Jewish community, Glausiusz also cut off one of his victims’ sidelocks, which the judge described as a ‘despicable act to cause him maximum humiliation and distress’.

He convinced his victims they would not be believed if they reported his crimes.

Glausiusz, of Broughton Park, in Salford, was convicted of three counts of rape of a boy under the age of 13.

He was also found guilty of six counts of sexual assault against a child under the age of 13, three counts of assault, and three counts of child cruelty.

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Man charged with murder of former Royal Navy officer

Mike Samwell, 35, died after he was hit by his own car. Credit: GMP

A 29-year-old man has been charged with the murder of former Royal Navy officer Mike Samwell in south Manchester.

Ryan Gibbons, from Chorlton, has been charged with murder, burglary and aggravated taking without consent.

He will appear at Manchester Magistrates court on Saturday.

Mike Samwell died after he was hit by his own car as he tried to stop thieves from stealing it in the early hours of Sunday morning, April 23.

A 15-year-old boy and two men, aged 20 and 21, who were arrested on suspicion of murder and burglary have been released on bail.

Surge in Spice incidents in Lancashire

Authorities in Lancashire are tackling a surge in incidents involving the illegal high 'Spice.'

They're responding to nearly six times as many call-outs over the drug in the past year than they did two years ago.

The highest number of cases were in Blackpool. followed by Blackburn and Preston. Lancashire Police say the figures reflect the national trend.

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WATCH: Gambler guilty of murdering friend to steal his identity

A gambler has been found guilty of murdering his friend to try to steal his identity and pay off his casino debts.

The court heard 43-year-old Ming Jiang killed his friend at his flat in Beswick in Manchester, before dumping his dismembered body in a suitcase in Tintwistle in the Peak District.

His victim Yang Lui was wealthy and could afford to gamble and play the stock market. His family in China say they'll never get over his death.

His killer could faces life behind bars. Tim Scott reports.

The pain we're suffering is beyond words. We think of our son all the time and we strongly condemn the brutality of the murderer.

Our son was warm and full of life. He was also kind.

According to the Chinese tradition, people raise a son to protect their old age.

We're old and we can't enjoy the family love and intimacy with him. The family blood-line has been cut off.

– Yang Lui family statement
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