Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was left with a fractured skull following an assault in Ashton-under-Lyne.
At around 10.30pm on Sunday 4 May, the 25-year-old was outside of the Timezone pub on Old Street smoking a cigarette with his partner, when there was an argument between him and another man.
Two unknown men walked up to him and tried to hit his partner. He then confronted one of them before being assaulted. He was knocked unconscious and both offenders ran away.
We believe these two men have seen the argument and decided to take unnecessary action by attacking this man. He was hit with such force, his skull was fractured and he had a bleed on the brain. Thankfully, he is recovering well from his injuries. We believe someone somewhere will know who the two people are in the images we have released. If you do, I would urge you to contact police.”
A junior doctor working in paediatrics is due in court today charged with sexual activity with a 15 year old boy.
Raza Laska who's 31 and from Ashton under lyne is also accused of possessing indecent images of children.
He's worked at hospitals across Greater Manchester and is due to appear at Manchester Minshull Street Court.
Divisional Commander of Tameside, Chief Superintendent Caroline Ball said:
"We know this man has worked in hospitals right across Greater Manchester and the public will undoubtedly be concerned upon hearing about the offences with which he has been charged.
"We are currently working through numerous computers and other electronic items as part of our investigation, which is very much in its infancy, and would encourage anyone with information or concerns to contact the police or our partners in the NHS."
The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating after an ambulance was called to an unconscious prisoner.
Officers arrested a 48-year-old man in Oldham on 4 March, before taking him to a cell in Ashton-under-Lyne. They suspected he was "intoxicated" and placed him under observation.
The man was later found unconscious and taken to hospital. Medics eventually sent him home.
Our investigation is in its early stages and we have visited the man concerned to explain our involvement.
We will be investigating whether officers and staff applied the appropriate duty of care to this individual and checking whether any searches of the man’s person on his arrival were carried out satisfactorily. The outcome of this incident could have been even more serious and we need to look at whether safe custody procedures were followed.
Police are growing concerned for a 16-year-old girl missing from home. Demi Dewsbury, from Ashton-under-Lyne, was last seen by friends at Ashton bus station, in the town centre, while on her way to Tameside College at around 9.30am on 25 February 2014.
She was last seen wearing a red crop top, green waistcoat, red beanie hat, black and nude striped leggings, red Puma trainers and carrying a black bag.
PC Stewart Chitty, based at Tameside, said: "Demi's disappearance has naturally left a lot of people very worried about her as she it is not like her to remain out of contact like this. "They want Demi to know she is not in trouble at all and they simply want to know she is okay.
Demi has links to Tameside and Merseyside. Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 9311 or 101.
Two men who threatened shoppers with a machete and told to fill baskets with stolen goods have been jailed fro five years.
Daniel Hamilton from Ashton-under-Lyne admitted robbery and possessing an offensive weapon and Mark Simms from Oldham admitted robbery, disqualified driving and driving without insurance at Minshull Street Crown Court.
At 10.10pm on Wednesday 6 March 2013, Hamilton and another man entered the Co-Op on King's Road, Ashton-under-Lyne. Hamilton, who was armed with a large machete, and his accomplice, stole cash from the till and made staff fill shopping baskets with a large quantity of cigarettes.
They ran off with the cash and shopping baskets filled with cigarettes and got into a waiting red Subaru Impreza, driven by Simms. The car was later found abandoned on Ravensbury Street, Clayton after colliding with a white transit van.
Detective Constable Joe Harrop, from the Tameside Organised Crime Team, said: “This has been a complex investigation - with extensive forensic work linking both suspects to the vehicle and complex analysis of phone data linking them to the offence
Thankfully, due to the efforts of the Organised Crime Team at Tameside, we have been able to provide every person in the shop that day as well as the wider community the best reassurance possible by bringing these two to justice.”