A popular young police worker could have fallen asleep at the wheel when she crashed on an unlit stretch of motorway before being hit by a lorry, an inquest heard.
Samantha Derbyshire, 23, who had just been accepted to her dream job as a police constable, died at 3.30am on the M61 motorway near Bolton, after finishing a late shift.
The family of a Special Constable who died after hit by a lorry on the M61 pay tribute to her at the closure of the inquest into her death.Read the full story ›
Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision that has left a man in a critical condition in Horwich.Read the full story ›
A second man has been charged with murder after a man was shot dead in Greater Manchester.
Nathan Quigley, 30, from Hulme, was due to appear before magistrates in Manchester today.
Michael Blake, who was 28, died after he was shot in the leg and back of his head near to his home on Manchester Road in Westhoughton, near Bolton, over two weeks ago.
Nathan Daniels, 27, from Stockport, has previously appeared in court charged with murder.
James Hodgkiss, 34, was reported missing on Tuesday, August 2 and was last seen at 7pm the next day on Weston Street in Great Lever.Read the full story ›
Police have released an image of a man they would like to speak with following an assault in a Bolton nightclub.Read the full story ›
A 73-year-old woman is critically ill after a car crash in the grounds of the Royal Bolton Hospital.Read the full story ›
A murder investigation is underway after a man died from gunshot wounds in Westhoughton, near Bolton.
Michael Blake, 28, had been shot in the legs and in the back of the head. He died in hospital on Friday morning.
- Granada Reports' Adam McClean sent this report from the scene:
Detectives have cordoned off a section of Manchester Road and a crime scene tent has been set up since the early hours of Friday morning.Read the full story ›
A man who was shot in Bolton last night has died of his injuries.
Shortly before 11:10pm on Thursday 3 November 2016, police were called to Manchester Road, Westhoughton to what was initially reported as a failure to stop collision.
Officers attended and found a 28-year-old man with gunshot wounds. He was taken to hospital in a life threatening condition but has now sadly died.
Detective Superintendent Jon Chadwick, Head of GMP’s Major Incident Team said:
We are very much in the early stages of our investigation and we’re working to establish exactly what has happened to this man.
He is currently in hospital in a life threatening condition and we are keen to hear from anyone who may have any information about the circumstances leading up to him being found by police.
Anybody with information should contact police on 101, quoting incident number 2426 of 03/11/16, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.