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Boxer Amir Khan urges support for refugees

Professional boxer Amir Khan has urged people to help support the thousands of refugees who are arriving in Europe everyday.

Speaking during his visit to a Syrian refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos the two-time former world champion said: "They have come here as refugees with nothing in their hand, with hardly any money, so we have to show our support and help these people."


Woman robbed at knifepoint in her own car

The man is described as white, between 22 and 25-years-old, 5ft 7in tall. Credit: GMP

A 19-year-old woman had a knife held to her throat when a man jumped into the passenger of her car in Bolton on Saturday evening.

She was made to drive for about 20 minutes whilst the man threatened her and stole items from her handbag and removed the jewellery she was wearing.

Man dies after crashing into primary school

Highfield Primary School Credit: Google

A man has died after crashing into a fence at a primary school in Bolton. Police were called to Marsh Lane just before 3am after reports a car had collided with a fence at Highfield primary school.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers say it could cause disruption for pupils today.

Police concerned about missing man from Bolton

Jerry Hennelly Credit: GMP

50-year-old Jerry Hennelly was last seen at his home in Heaton yesterday when he left to go to Manchester. It is also thought his silver Renault Scenic was spotted on St Peter’s Way last night.

Jerry is described to have an Irish accent and was wearing a blue checked shirt, jeans and dark trainers. Anyone with information should phone police on 101.

United Utilities tells Bolton customers to boil water

Credit: PA

United Utilities is asking its customers in Bolton to boil their water this evening, after problems on the local water network.

Around 18,000 customers across Bolton have been without water since midnight last night.

Water is now expected to be back flowing to homes and businesses, but as a precaution, all customers are being asked to boil the water before using it for drinking and food preparation – until told otherwise.

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