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Two men in court on murder charges after brawl at lap dancing club

Police stand guard at the scene of the murder in Altrincham Credit: MEN syndication

Two men are due in court later today charged with the murder of a man in Altrincham.

Christopher Thompson died after a fight outside a lap dancing club in the town last week.

Aiden Oakes and Anton Oakes are due to appear at Manchester Crown Court later.

Victim Christopher Thompson Credit: MEN syndication
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Two brothers charged with murder after death of man outside bar in Altrincham

Tributes left for Christopher Thompson Credit: Manchester Evening News

Two brothers have been charged with murdering 'one in a million' Christopher Thompson, during an alleged brawl outside a lap dancing bar in Altrincham.

Aiden Oakes, 26, and Anton Oakes, 22, both from Altrincham, have been charged with murder and section 18 assault against another man, police confirmed.

They are due to reappear at Manchester Crown Court on Thursday, December 29th.

Christopher Thompson, 32, suffered serious injuries during an alleged ten-man brawl outside Totties lap dancing bar in Altrincham town centre during the early hours of Thursday 22nd December.

He was taken to hospital but sadly died later.

Tributes to Mr Thompson, who was an avid Stockport County supporter, have been left at the scene.

Victim Christopher Thompson Credit: Manchester Evening News


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It happened after the female mugger demanded she hand over cash she had withdrawn from a cash machine on the high street.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