“Firstly, I’d like to apologise to our customers for the disruption to services and thank everyone for their patience.
“We have been doing everything in our power to identify and fix the issues as quickly as possible and I do appreciate just how frustrating it is when services are disrupted.
“I’m pleased to say that Metrolink services are now back up and running to Bury and Customer Service Representatives will remain in place at stops on the Bury line to advise and assist passengers.
“We are still investigating the cause of the issues we experienced and I once again apologise to anyone affected by these isolated incidents, which combined to make our passengers' journeys very difficult yesterday evening and this morning.”
Trams are unable to run between Bury and Manchester Victoria this morning after problems with the overhead lines.
Metrolink says engineers are working to repair the damage, but it's "unlikely" to be fixed before noon today.
Replacement bus services are running.
I apologise to our customers who are having to use alternative transport to make their journeys this morning. I understand that this is inconvenient and frustrating.
Investigations have begun to find out the cause of the damage to the overhead lines but our immediate priority is to restore a full service on the Bury line as soon as possible.
Services on all other Metrolink lines are running as normal.
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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
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 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.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.
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.
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..
Detectives are working to identify the circumstances surrounding Steven's death.
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