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Two taken to hospital as police investigate reports of dangerous dogs on the loose

Police said officers are investigating seven reports of dangerous dogs between 31 December and 6 January. Credit: PA

Police are investigating reports of dangerous dogs on the loose after two people were taken to hospital with leg injuries.

Two people from a travellers' site in Manchester have been summonsed to appear before court.

The site, which is in Radcliffe, Bury, is now cleared.

Officers have seized a dog in relation to possible offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.

This is an unauthorised encampment and we are going through the required legal process to move those present off this site

– A council spokesman

Police said officers are investigating seven reports of dangerous dogs between Sunday 31 December and Saturday, January 6.

The two people taken to hospital have since been discharged.

Police appeal after firework flung through letterbox

“Whoever put the firework through this couples’ letterbox needs to be held to account for their actions." Credit: PA

Police are appealing for information after a firework was thrown through a letterbox in Bury.

Officers were called to reports of arson on Spring Street in the early hours of December 30.

A couple had been sleeping when they were awoken by a loud noise downstairs.

They found a lit firework had been pushed through their letterbox.

It went off in the house, but no one was hurt.

Fireworks can be incredibly dangerous in the wrong hands and it’s not difficult to imagine the destruction that could have been caused if the firework set alight in their home.

We are treating this arson very seriously and are following a number of lines of enquiry, but we still need your help.

– Detective Constable Danny Whitaker, GMP

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

'My lovely, beautiful boy': Steven Dyson's devastated mum thanks community after son's body found

Steven Dyson went missing on New Year's Day. Credit: GMP

The mother of a young man whose body was found in a river at the weekend has thanked her friends and neighbours for their "overwhelming support".

Steven Dyson had been missing since New Year's Day.

Greater Manchester Police said officers were called shortly after 10.30am on Saturday to a report of a body in the river in Summerseat, Bury.

It's since been confirmed that the deceased was Steven Dyson.

Posting on Facebook, his mother said she was heartbroken to have lost her boy, but thanked those who helped to look for him.

I am devastated to say that the body found today is my lovely beautiful boy Steven.

I am heartbroken. I thank you Ramsbottom people for the massive overwhelming support. My angel, my son. My love..

– Lorraine Roach, via Facebook

Detectives are working to identify the circumstances surrounding Steven's death.

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