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Jason and Laura Kenny are known across the world as the golden couple of the Rio Olympics.

But after their recent marriage, they've hardly had time to reflect on their summer of success.

They've had a series of public engagements - and one of them was today at Altrincham Girls Grammar School, where they were hoping to inspire the Olympians of the future.

Our correspondent David Chisnall was there:


Woman, 86, beats off mugger with a packet of bacon

The statement from police in Trafford.

Police have told how an 86-year-old woman defended herself from a mugging by attacking the would-be-thief with a packet of bacon.

It happened after the female mugger demanded she hand over cash she had withdrawn from a cash machine on the high street.

The brave victim repeatedly hit the woman with the bacon.

Greater Manchester Police's Trafford South division reported the incident in Altrincham on their Facebook page, along with the hashtag #beatoffwithbacon.

"Yesterday afternoon an 86 year old female withdrew a large quantity of money from a cash machine before heading into a supermarket in Altrincham.

"Whilst shopping, the lady was challenged by an unknown female who grabbed her trolley and demanded the money she had withdrawn.

"The 86 year old lady then defended herself by repeatedly hitting the female offender over the head with a packet of bacon.

"The offender then retreated and made off from the supermarket."

– GMP Trafford South


CCTV footage of £186,000 jewellery shop heist in Altrincham

Police have released CCTV of a jewellery shop heist in Altrincham worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.

The heist took place early in the afternoon of Wednesday 10th June when four men dressed in balaclavas and dark clothing approached David M Robinson Ltd. jewellers on Railway Street and used a battering ram to break through the security door.

The men pushed the security guard into the shop and ordered him to lie on the ground while they smashed the glass cabinets and stole 13 watches worth a total of £186,820.

The four men escaped in a black Land Rover which was later found abandoned on Ashworth Close, Bowdon and it is now believed the offenders transferred to a second getaway car, a white Mercedes which was parked on Hopkinsfield, Bowdon.

Detective Inspector Carl Gilbert said:

“We are still hunting for these men, who made off with a substantial amount of jewellery."

“Detectives are still appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the heist itself, or the offenders in the act of escaping to contact us."

“Also, new information has suggested that these men changed vehicle into a white Mercedes once they had arrived in Bowdon, which offers us another chance to possibly track these men."

“We believe they may have changed car at around 12.45pm on Wednesday 10th June 2015, so we would like to ask anyone who may have been in the area at the time to contact police.”

– Detective Inspector Carl Gilbert

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 7530 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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