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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

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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.

Can you help? Man wanted for indecent exposure

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Police have issued an efit after five indecent exposures in the space of a day in Bolton.

Between 5am and 11am on Saturday June 6, a man exposed himself to four women between the ages of 23 and 41 and one 14-year-old girl in the Willows Lane, Deane Church Lane and Minerva Road areas.

The offender is described as being white, very pale skin, a very slim build, in his 30s, had short brown hair and around 5ft 8in tall.

He wore blue jogging bottoms or jeans, a white t-shirt, scruffy brown shoes or trainers and a green coat.

Now police have issued an image and are urging anyone who recognises him to contact police as soon as possible.

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 5758 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


Can you help? Wanted for Human Trafficking offences

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Police are looking for a man in connection with human trafficking offences.

Krystian Siwak is wanted after a 46-year-old man Polish man was promised employment in the UK but lived in poor conditions in Deane Road, Bolton. When he tried to leave, he was threatened and assaulted.

Police have also received information two men, aged 48 and 49, were at the same address and officers are keen to locate them.

Siwak has links to the Bolton, Preston and Blackpool areas.

Anyone with information should phone the Force Critical Wanted Unit on 0161 856 6493 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

CCTV of man wanted for exposing himself to 15-year-old girl

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Police have released CCTV footage of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a series of indecent exposures in Bolton.

The latest incident happened at around 12.30pm on Sunday June 28, when a man exposed himself to a 15-year-old girl was walking along Deane Church Lane, Bolton, close to the junction with Chulsey Street.

The man then ran in the direction of Wigan Road.

Detectives are linking this crime to six other similar incidents in the same area, with the same man -pictured in the CCTV footage - believed to be responsible for all of them.

The offender is described as white; around 6ft tall, in his late 30s, with dark brown hair and a slim build. During the last incident, on 28th June, he was wearing a brown or khaki waist-length jacket and dark blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call 0161 856 5758 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Rare double transplant for Bolton mother

Transplant patient Pauline Ginn Credit: UHSM

A mother whose life was hanging in the balance has undergone an extremely rare double lung and heart transplant.

Pauline Ginn, from Bolton is recovering at home with her family only weeks after undergoing the extremely rare procedure at Wythenshawe Hospital in South Manchester.

It's the first time the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) has performed the procedure in 15 years.

It follows years of complications Pauline who was born with a hole in her heart.

Doctors had hoped the hole on her heart would heal as she grew older instead it grew bigger and led to severe complications.

Surgeon Rajamiyer Venkateswaren 'very proud of UHSM team' Credit: UHSM

I was born with a hole in my heart, which doctors at the time thought would close over time. As a child at school, I would get out breath so easily – but I thought everyone was the same.

When I was in my early 20s, doctors found the hole had grown with me – and the right side of my heart had been over-compensating for this defect for 23 years. This led to heart disease and I was also then diagnosed with severe pulmonary hypertension.

– Pauline Ginn 54 from Bolton
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