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Teenager critical after collision

A teenager is in a critical condition following a collision in Altrincham. At about 9.45pm on Thursday police were called to Oldfield Road, following reports of a collision. Officers attended the scene and found that a Vauxhall Corsa had been in collision with a single decker bus.

The driver of the car, an 18-year-old man, suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital where his condition is described as being critical but stable. Two women in the car and the bus driver suffered minor injuries.

Altrincham is identity fraud hotspot

Altrincham is identity fraud hotspot Credit: PA

Altrincham is the UK's worst location for identity fraud in the UK, outside London.

Figures from the credit-checking group Experian show there are 13 fraud attempts for every 10,000 adults in the town, more than three times the national average.

Experian said identity fraud was highest in inner-city, mixed neighbourhoods with low to middle incomes.

But it added victims are also being targeted in more affluent towns near the UK's major cities - typically younger couples living in new homes, with average incomes and a high demand for credit.

The national average for identity fraud was four attempts for every 10,000 adults.


Man dies after being knocked down by cyclist

A man who was knocked down by a cyclist in Altrincham has died.

A 22-year-old cyclist hit an 81-year-old pedestrian at about 6.40pm on Monday 18th March on the pelican pedestrian crossing on the A56 Manchester Road, Broadheath, Altrincham, next to the junction of Devonshire Street.

The 81-year-old suffered serious head injuries and was initially treated at the scene by a passing doctor.

He was then taken to Salford Royal Hospital where he remained in a critical condition. He died on Saturday 23rd March.

The cyclist was not injured.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 or email

Altrincham dog walkers encouraged to report crime

Dog walkers in Altrincham are being called on by police to help in the fight against crime.

The new scheme is called the Community Dog Patrol and asks those out walking their pets to be extra eyes and ears for the Greater Manchester force.

The pet owners aren't given any special legal powers and officers are keen to stress they shouldn't put themselves at risk.

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