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Police investigate paintball shooting spree

Police are investigating a paintball shooting spree in Greater Manchester, involving eight separate attacks on pedestrians.

File photograph of a paintballer Credit: PA

Officers were called to Powell Street in Bury on Saturday after men in a dark-coloured Vauxhall were seen firing paintballs at a house.

The first victim was walking with friends when two cars drove past and opened fire, hitting the victim on the body with orange paint.

File photograph of a paintballer

There were two further attacks by these men on Bury New Road, and later in Fallowfield and Stockport.

In the final attack, just before 3am, a man was shot several times, before being told 'I hope that hurt'.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested and bailed until 19 May and a further two men, aged 22 and 20, have also been arrested on suspicion of assault.

They remain in custody for questioning.

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Police investigate 'unexplained death' of care home resident in Bury

Aerial view of the nursing home in Bury Credit: Bing Maps / ITV Granada Reports

Police were called to a care home in Bury last night, following reports of the unexplained death of an 83-year-old woman.

Officers attended and an investigation has been launched to determine how the woman died.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place later today.

Fusilier saves pensioner who collapsed in a bank

Corporal Jonathan Rodgers visits Derrick Broome
Corporal Jonathan Rodgers visits Derrick Broome in hospital Credit: Men Syndication

Corporal Jonathan Rodgers came to the rescue of 81 year old Derek Broome when he suffered a heart attack and collapsed in a bank. The Fusilier had only left his battalion in Cyprus 2 days earlier.

Corporal Jonathan Rodgers visits Derrick Broome
Corporal Jonathan Rodgers visits Derrick Broome in hospital Credit: MEN Syndication

The pair were reunited in Fairfield Hospital, Bury. Derrick says he wouldn't have survived if it hadn't been for Jonathan's quick thinking. Jonathan was able to call on the CPR skills he'd learned during his tours of Afghanistan, Iraq and Northern Ireland to help until medics arrived.

Pensioner tied up and robbed in Bury

Police are investigating after 61 year old man was tied up and robbery in Bury. Three men walked into the victims home on Breeze Mount, Sedgley Park on Wednesday 4 December, and threatened the man and his wife with a knife.

The man was tied up and hit around the head before thieves stole cash and jewellery from the couple.

"The victim has been left deeply affected by what has happened. The sight of three men walking into your house, armed with a knife must have been frightening alone but to be then tied up must have been terrifying. "These men were aggressive and not only tied the man up but he was also assaulted. "If you were in or around the area and witnessed these men leaving the house, I would urge you to phone us as soon as possible."

– Detective Constable Andrew Pidd

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"Hard to imagine": The children's hospice that needs a million to build

A new children's hospice is being built in Bury, and £1m is needed to finish it.

Grace's Place is due to open by next autumn. It will be one of only 50 hospices for youngsters nationwide.

It is being built on the site of a former hospice. Those behind the scheme have raised £500,000 towards the costs, but need even more cash to complete the work.

Our reporter Mel Barham was given a tour of the site, as construction gets underway.

Children's hospice plan unveiled in Bury

An artist's impression of Grace's Place Credit: Grace's Place

A new children's hospice will be built in Bury.

Grace's Place, named after a toddler with complex medical problems, will provide palliative care for children across the north of Greater Manchester.

The hospice is a joint initiative between Bury Hospice and Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.

A bedroom design, featured in the hospice plan Credit: Grace's Place
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