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Woman, 18 raped in alleyway

Police are investigating after an 18 year old woman was raped in Bolton. It happened in an alleyway off All Saints Street, Bolton, early this morning. The offender is described as white, with short hair and wearing a T-shirt and jeans. Police are appealing to anyone who has information to come forward.

"We are currently in the early stages of investigating the rape of a young woman and we are providing support to the woman and her family during what is clearly a very difficult and traumatic time for them.

"We are still piecing together the movements of this woman and the offender and trawling CCTV so we can build up an accurate picture of where they met and where they went before she was raped."

– Detective Inspector Damian Simpson

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Police believe witnesses hold vital clues in Bolton attack

Detectives investigating a possible assault on a man from Bolton believe witnesses could provide vital information. The 49 year old was found with serious head injuries early yesterday - he's fighting for his life in hospital. Police are working on the theory that he was walking his dog at the time.

The scene in Bolton
The man was found near the junction of Chorley Old Road and Chorley New road Credit: GTV
The scene this morning
Officers found the man early yesterday Credit: GTV

Witness appeal after Bolton assault

Police are urging witnesses to come forward after a man from Bolton suffered head injuries which left him fighting for his life. Officers discovered the 49 year old at the junction of Chorley New Road and Chorley Old Road with a serious head injury. Detectives believe he was out walking his dog.

“This man is extremely poorly and, from the extent of his injuries, we believe he was violently assaulted. He was out walking his dog when he was attacked and we are urging people to come forward if they were in the area at that time and witnessed the attack.."

– Detective Superintendent Jon Chadwick

Man fights for life after Bolton assault

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Police are seeking witnesses to the assault Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward, after a man was discovered with a life-threatening head injury in Bolton. Officers found the man, who is 49, at the junction of Chorley New Road and Chorley Old Road. Detectives believe he may have been attacked whilst out walking his dog early yesterday morning.

Firefighters tackle blaze at former primary school

Fire at the former Clarendon Primary School
Fire at the former Clarendon Primary School Credit: Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters have remained throughout the night at a fire at a derelict school building in Bolton.

Crew were called to the former Clarendon Primary shortly after 6pm on Monday following reports of smoke and flames coming from the roof.

They have urged residents to stay away from the building, as it is unstable, and keep their doors and windows shut as there is still a lot of smoke in the area.

Fire at the former Clarendon Primary School
Fire at the former Clarendon Primary School Credit: Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

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Man hurt after being struck by car at fast food restaurant in Bolton

Derby Street in Bolton. Credit: Google Street View.

A man is in hospital after a he was struck by a car driving at speed in the car park of a fast-food restaurant in Bolton.

The 32-year-old man suffered severe fractures to his legs, body and face following the incident, which took place at about 11.40pm on Friday in the car park of McDonald's in Derby Street.

It is believed the victim, who was with a group of his friends, became embroiled in a verbal confrontation with another group who were also at the restaurant.

Eventually, the second group split up in two separate cars, one of which drove off while the other drove at speed and struck the victim, causing him to suffer his injuries.

Neither car stopped at the scene following the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 5595 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

How Milo's drumming up awareness of hearing issues

by By Elaine Willcox

Milo Saunders suffers profound hearing difficulties - but he is not letting that hold him back.

The 15-year-old from Bolton is a talented drummer and is determined to become a pop star as his band Lime Chase establish themselves as local rock celebrities.

To find out more about Bolton Ear 4 Kidz, the charity the group is supporting, click here.

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