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A man is critically ill in hospital after he was found unconcsious in a street in Bolton.
Detectives believe the 49-year-old may have been attacked while out walking his dog on Chorley Old Road early yesterday.
Police are appealing for witnesses.
Tributes have poured in for David Morgan, the British teacher who is understood to have been killed when the Air Algerie flight crashed in Mali.
PE teacher Andy Vasily posted tweeted: "RIP Dave Morgan. Truly tragic. Prayers to his family and other victims."
Former @nischina teacher killed in Algerian plane crash. RIP Dave Morgan. Truly tragic. Prayers to his family and other victims.
He added that Mr Morgan had previously worked at Nanjing International School in eastern China.
Others including Hanri de Swardt from South Africa, paid their respects on Facebook.
De Swardt, a fellow teacher, wrote: "Rest in peace Captain Dave Masher Morgan. Thanks for all the support and help in Lusaka. You will always be in my thoughts. God bless."
She added: "Remember the nice evening at Brentwood with all our last food before leaving Zambia."
Another teacher Annabelle Mambwe from the Luanda International School, in Angola, wrote: "Just lost a teacher colleague in the Algiers disaster. Dave Morgan!! He was Denise's Maths teacher...such an easy-go-fella! These planes falling from the sky are getting to me!"
A demonstration is taking place by pro Palestinian protestors in Manchester. Around 200 people have gathered in the Market Street and King Street area. They've been met by a small counter demonstration. Police have been unable to confirm if there have been any arrests.
St Helens' Owen Livesey has told Granada Reports reaching the Commonwealth Games wasn't even an aim a few months back, now he's Commonwealth chamoion after defeating Tom Reed in the -81kg final.
Detectives investigating a possible assault on a man from Bolton believe witnesses could provide vital information. The 49 year old was found with serious head injuries early yesterday - he's fighting for his life in hospital. Police are working on the theory that he was walking his dog at the time.