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Police appeal for information after attempted child abduction in Bolton

Police in Bolton are searching for a man after an attempted child abduction.

Officers were called after a man tried to take a 10 year-old boy on Bailey Lane in Breightmet. The man grabbed his satchel and tried to grab his arm.

It's thought another man with his two children was able to distract the attacker, which allowed the young boy to escape.

The man is described as white with a tan, around 30-years-old and had a red mark under his eye. He was wearing a yellow top and black trousers.

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information should contact police on 101.

''We have extra reassurance patrols in the area and are working closely with local schools during the school run to ensure the safety of the children.

I’m urging anyone who has any information to contact police as soon as possible. Also, if you think you were the man walking with two children to school that morning, please get in touch.”

– Detective Inspector Charlotte Cadden, GMP

Bolton Wanderers supporters welcome Phil Parkinson

Phil Parkinson says building character will be his number one priority after taking charge at the Macron Stadium. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

The Bolton Wanderers Suporters Association says it welcomes the appointment of Phil Parkinson as the new manager of Bolton Wanderers.

In a statement, the BWSA said it wishes "Phil and his backroom team, Steve Parkin, Nick Allenby and Lee Butler every success and look forward to reviving Bolton Wanderers' fortunes together."

Confirmed - Bolton appoint Parkinson on two-year deal

Bolton have announced Phil Parkinson as the club's new manager after agreeing a compensation package with Bradford.

Parkinson, 48, has signed a two-year contract and will be joined at the Macron Stadium by assistant manager Steve Parkin.

Bolton had been searching for a new manager since March after Neil Lennon left the club by mutual consent, five days after Dean Holdsworth's Sport Shield consortium had completed its takeover.

"Bolton Wanderers Football Club are delighted to announce Phil Parkinson as the club's new first team manager," read a statement on the club's official website.


Motorcyclist from Bolton dies on Isle of Man

A 55 year old motorcyclist from Bolton has died on the Isle of Man.

The man collided with a local driver this morning at approximately 6:45 AM on Hailwood's Rise on the Mountain Course, crashing into the rear of the local's Citroen C4.

Members of the public, police and paramedics at the scene tried to revive the man, but he was pronounced dead on his arrival at Nobles Hospital.

The Mountain Road was closed for several hours, whilst collision investigation was carried out.

This is a very sad outcome. I would like to appeal to anyone that has not been spoken to that may have witnessed the incident to get in touch with Roads Policing at Headquarters on 01624 631212.

– Inspector Dave Dobbie
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