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Two men arrested as 17-year-old dies in crash

Plodder Lane, Bolton Credit: Google Maps

Two men arrested as 17-year-old boy dies in a collision in Bolton in the early hours of this morning.

Shortly before 2:30am on Thursday, police were called to Plodder Lane, Bolton to reports that a silver Renault Megane had collided with a tree.

Police attended and found that four people had been travelling in the car along Plodder Lane before colliding with the tree.

A 17-year-old boy who was travelling as a passenger in the car received fatal injuries and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Another 17-year-old boy has been taken to hospital with serious injuries and his condition is described as serious but stable.

Two men, aged 18 and 19 years have since been arrested.

PC Peter Cunningham of the GMP Serious Collision Investigation Unit said:

“I would like to extend my most sincere condolences to the family of the boy who sadly died in the collision in Bolton this morning. We have currently got specially trained officers providing them with support.

“We are appealing for witnesses to the collision and for any person who saw a silver Renault Megane being driven in that area after 4pm yesterday to please contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit.”

– PC Peter Cunningham

Anybody with information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741.


Bolton announce death of chairman Phil Gartside

Phil Gartside dies at age of 63 Credit: PA

Phil Gartside, the chairman at Bolton Wanderers Football Club has died from cancer at the age of 63.

Gartside had been in the role for 16 years, after joining the board in 1988.

He spent 10 years as chairman while the club enjoyed Premier League success and two Uefa Cup campaigns.

The Championship side's vice chairman said in a statement:

"Phil has been a personal friend for more than 30 years. This is a very sad day for everyone. We send our deepest condolences to all Phil's family."

– Club's vice chairman

Football executive Trevor Birch took over Bolton's negotiations from Gartside recently after his health worsened.

Birch has been trying to to find a buyer as owner Eddie Davies wants to sell, with the club £172.9m in debt.

Bolton Wanderers Supporters' Trust wants to buy the financially-troubled club, who are second bottom of the Championship.

Family pays tribute to Bolton crash victim

Louise Wolstenholme Credit: GMP

The family of a woman who died in a collision in Bolton say she "had a big heart as big as her personality and will be devastatingly missed.”

Louise Wolstenholme, 52, died on Sunday, January 31, after falling over and being hit by a car.

CCTV shows that after she fell, a bus and two vehicles slowed down and drove around her before another car collided with her.

Louise's family said she was a “loving mother of Gaz and Brad and future mother-in-law to Vikee. She was mummy to Dougie the dog, partner to Rem and sister to Mark.

“She was loved by all her family, was a loving Godmother to Jack and Olivia and was a faithful and loyal friend to many."

Five women arrested after death of man at care home

Five women have been arrested after the death of a man at a Bolton care home.

Lever Edge Care Home Credit: Dave Brown

A 86-year-old man died at Lever Edge Care Home on January 9th.

Police are investigating to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the man's death.

As part of these enquiries, police have arrested five women, aged 22, 43, 44, 48 and 63 on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

All five have been bailed until 26 February 2016 pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information that may assist the police investigation is asked to call officers at Scholey Street police station on 0161 856 5608.

Appeal after train conductor assaulted at Bolton station

Rail conductor assaulted at Bolton station. Do you know this man? Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police have released CCTV of a man they want to talk to in connection with an assault on a train conductor.

The man refused to buy a ticket and prised the train door open to escape police.

He then punched a conductor on the shoulder as he barged past her.

It happened between 6am and 6.35am on Saturday, 19 December.

  • If you know the man pictured, or have any information about the incident, call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting reference PSUB/B3 of 25/01/2016.


Bolton Wanderers' staff may not get paid for January

Pay row: Bolton Wanderers Credit: PA

Bolton Wanderers Football Club has released a statement saying that, due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the club’s current funding position, it has been unable to confirm to its staff today whether they will receive their wages for the month of January.

It said:

"Every effort continues to be made by the board of directors and its advisers to pay staff and also resolve the longer term funding issue during what remains a difficult and challenging time for the football club."

– Bolton Wonderers Football Club
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