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Grandmother who was attacked by burglars is in "life-threatening" condition

Barbara Dransfield was attacked when her home in Ashton-under-Lyne was broken into on Tuesday. Credit: Manchester Evening News

A grandmother who was attacked by burglars who broke into her home in the middle of the night is in a life threatening condition in hospital.

Barbara Dransfield, 63, was in her wheelchair when she was beaten by two masked men at her home in Ashton-under-Lyne on Tuesday.

On Friday she spoke to Granada Reports from her hospital bed. This morning she was taken to intensive care when she remains in a coma.

Speaking to Manchester Evening News, her husband Leonard, 65, said she has been taken into the intensive care unit at North Manchester General Hospital where doctors say her condition is life-threatening.

He said: “She has been taken into ICU and put into a coma and on life support.

“During the night she took a turn for the worse. She seemed to be getting better but last night that was it.”

  • Granada Reports was unable to reach Greater Manchester Police or North Manchester General Hospital for comment.

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Two men charged and remanded in custody over death of 11-year-old Shahzaib Hossain

Shahzaib Hossain, 11, died after being hit in Ashton-under-Lyne on Monday night Credit: Family photo

Two men have been charged following a fatal fail-to-stop collision in Ashton-under-Lyne.

Shahzaib Hossain, 11, died seconds after leaving prayers at his local mosque with his father, Javid Hossain, and uncles.

He was crossing a road behind his uncle and in front of his father when he was hit by the car and thrown into the air, landing 20 yards away.

The Mercedes car that was involved in the collision did not stop at the scene.

Henry Brandon Barker, 19, of Hampton Road, Failsworth has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, causing death whilst driving uninsured, driving without insurance, failing to stop at the scene of an accident and failing to report an accident.

Aaron James Ward, 24, of Hattersley Road West, Hattersley has been charged with aiding and abetting an individual causing death whilst uninsured.

Both men have been remanded into custody and are due to appear at Tameside Magistrates Court today.

A 27-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been bailed until a later date pending further enquiries.

11-year-old boy dies after hit and run

Forensic teams are at the scene in Ashton-under-Lyne Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

An 11-year-old boy has died after being hit by a car in Ashton-under-Lyne.

Police were called to the scene at the junction of Moss Street West and Mowbray Street shortly before 5pm on Monday.

The 11-year-old was taken to hospital where he died a short time later.

The car, believed to be a dark grey or black Mercedes A or B class, did not stop at the scene.

The boy is believed to have been leaving the mosque when he was hit by a car on Monday afternoon. Credit: Google Maps

A child has tragically been killed in a collision and we are doing all we can to trace the driver of the vehicle. While we are in the early stages of our investigation we believe the car involved is a dark grey or black Mercedes A or B class and it will have damage to the front nearside headlight.

We would ask if anyone saw the vehicle around the time of the collision, or has seen it since, that they contact us. It may be the vehicle has been parked up and left somewhere nearby so I would ask people living in the area to check outside their house and call us if they see a vehicle matching the description.

– Sergeant Paul Higgins, Serious Collision Investigation Unit, GMP
The area around Mowbray Street remains cordoned off. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

Anyone who witnessed the collision or who has any information is asked to call police on 0161 856 4741 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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