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.
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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.”
The spending watchdog says £30m has been written off on the new welfare scheme It was piloted in Aston-Under-Lyne earlier this year.Read the full story ›
A benefits scheme launched in the North West has wasted more than £30m according to a report.
The spending watchdog claims Universal Credit was set up without bosses knowing how it would work.
It was piloted at the job centre in Ashton Under Lyne. The government says it agrees with the report's findings. Ralph Blunsom has the story:
21 year old Amy says she's been on universal credit for six weeks and hasn't had any money and has had to take out a crisis loan.