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Concern over missing pregnant woman

Angela King Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a pregnant woman who was reported missing yesterday.

Angela King, 33, from Bury, was last seen at 11.30am on Thursday 12 January 2017.

She is described as mixed race, with black hair, brown eyes, around 5ft 1in tall, slim build and is heavily pregnant.

Angela was last seen wearing multi-coloured leggings, blue and pink Sketcher trainers and a thin khaki green/brown three-quarter length parka-style coat.

Detective Inspector Lee Hopwood said: “We are obviously worried for Angela’s welfare, but also for the welfare of her unborn child.

She is heavily pregnant and our priority first and foremost is to ensure that both her and the baby are safe and sound.

“Angela, if you are reading this please contact us and let us know you are ok."


Woman tells of ordeal while backpacking in Australia

A young woman from Bury has described her terror after being held against her will on a backpacking holiday to Australia.

Mary Kate Heys, who's 20, accepted a lift from a 22 year old man in the state of Queensland, on Australia's east coast.

But when the driver started acting strangely she feared for her life.

Miri secretly managed to text her dad back home in the UK, who alerted the police in Australia.

Four people rescued from cars after flooding in Bury

WATCH: Man appeals for treatment for girlfriend

A man is making an appeal for funding so his girlfriend can get treatment for a condition which could paralyse or even kill her at any moment.

Alison Turner, who's from Bury, has a rare bone condition which has left her fearing her neck could break. Her partner says every day is a battle for survival.

Alison Turner is hoping that she can raise funds to get the specialist treatment she needs - if you want to find out more about her story on her fundraising page.


Football banning order for coin throwing

Ryan Gallagher Credit: GMP

A man has been given a football banning order following a coin throwing incident at a football match.

Ryan Gallagher, 25, was arrested at the Bury V Bolton match at Gigg Lane on suspicion of throwing coins at away fans.

Gallagher, who is a Bury FC supporter, appeared at Bury Magistrates Court today, Friday 28 October 2016, where he was given a three year football banning order.

Chief Inspector Joanne Marshall-Bell, match commander of the Bury v Bolton match said:

All fans have the right to attend football matches without fear of violence, no matter how fierce the rivalry with the opposition.

There is absolutely no excuse to throw missiles at other fans and I hope this banning order will send a clear message that GMP, along with all of our local football clubs, will not tolerate this.

Ryan Gallagher thought he could behave in an unacceptable manner and he is now being punished his actions.

– Chief Inspector Joanne Marshall-Bell

Cash delivery driver beaten with sledgehammer and crowbar

The cash delivery driver was robbed by masked men with a crowbar and a sledgehammer Credit: GMP

Police are appealing for information after a cash delivery driver was robbed by masked men with a crowbar and a sledgehammer in Bury.

Shortly after 7am on Friday September 16, two men entered a shop on Spring Street.

The pair threatened two security guards who were making a cash delivery with a crowbar and a sledgehammer and stole a cash box before fleeing the scene in a black Peugeot 207.

The vehicle was found burnt out a short time later between James Street and Alfred Street.

The men are both described as white. One was wearing a blue jacket and a balaclava and the other was wearing a black jacket and a balaclava.

An investigation has been launched and police are now appealing for witnesses.

Detective Constable Dave Potter, of GMP’s Bury borough, said:

This was a terrifying ordeal for the victims and has understandably left them both extremely shaken.

Thankfully, nobody was injured but this could’ve had far more serious consequences.

This happened at a busy shop, early in the morning when lots of people would’ve been around and seen something.

I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time and saw the black Peugeot 207 or two men acting suspiciously to come forward.

– Detective Constable Dave Potter

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 380 of 16/09/16, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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