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Woman "very seriously injured" in Oldham crash

The junction of Broadway and Chadderton Way Credit: Google Maps

A woman has reportedly suffered "very serious injuries" after a crash in Oldham.

The woman, who was driving a Fiat Punto, collided with a Fiat Transit at the junction of Broadway and Chadderton Way.

A police spokesman said she has been taken to hospital with “very serious injuries”.

Boy, 13, charged for Chadderton attack in which a 17-year-old boy is still in a critical condition

Boy, 13, charged for Chadderton attack in which a 17-year-old boy is still in a critical condition in hospital Credit: PA

A 13-year-old boy has been charged after a 17-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy were attacked in Chadderton in February.

on the evening of Monday,15 February, police were called to reports of an assault that had left a child unconscious on Denmark Street in Chadderton.

Officers attended and found that a 17-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy had been badly beaten. It is not believed any weapons were used.

The 17-year-old boy remains in hospital in a critical condition.

The 13-year-old boy - who cannot be named for legal reasons - has been charged with Section 18 assault assault, attempted Section 18 assault and Section 39 assault. He has been remanded into custody to appear at Oldham Magistrates’ Court tomorrow Wednesday 2 March 2016

A 15-year-old boy who was previously charged with Section 18 assault on the 17-year-old boy and an attempted Section 18 assault on the 14-year-old remains in custody and is due to appear at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court on Thursday 3 March 2016.


Warning over fake charity worker in Oldham

Police in Oldham are warning woman posing as a charity worker in Chadderton. The blonde, slim woman in her 20's has been knocking on doors claiming to be working for a children's charity before asking to use the bathroom.

Fortunately, a number of residents turned her away before notifying authorities.

Thankfully, each of the homeowners have been suspicious of the woman and have not let her in. Every time she has claimed she wanted to use the bathroom and has not had any identification to show.

“We believe, given the opportunity, if the woman is allowed into someone’s home, she will steal property. If you have seen this woman in the local area or believe she has knocked on your door, I would ask you to contact police as soon as possible.”

– Police Sergeant Paul Arche

Police appeal after violent assault on elderly couple in their home

A view of Birch Avenue, Chadderton. Credit: Google Street View.

An elderly couple were violently assaulted in their own home by intruders brandishing a machete.

The 70-year-old man and his 69-year-old wife were at their home on Birch Avenue, Chadderton, at about 6.20pm on Tuesday when he answered a knock on the door.

He was confronted by two men who forced their way into the house.

He attempted to push the offenders back out the door, prompting one to punch him repeatedly in the face causing injuries to his lips and shoulder.

Hearing the disturbance, his wife ran to his aid and ran into the hallway.

By this point of the offenders had got halfway up the stairs and could be seen brandishing a machete and demanding to know if they have a safe. He also threatened to attack the couple with the weapon.

The wife ran from the house and screamed for help, causing both offenders to flee and panic empty-handed.

The first offender was described as black, about 6ft 2in tall, well-built and in his mid-20s. He had prominent eyebrows and a large nose. He was wearing a dark grey woollen hat with a black scarf around his face.

His accomplice was also black, about 5ft 8in tall, of a slim build and in his mid-20s. He was also wearing dark clothing and was carrying a stainless steel machete said to be about 18 inches long, three inches wide and with a slightly curved walnut handle.

Police are now appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

"The motive for this appalling attempted robbery is unclear. We cannot be certain if it was a case of mistaken identity or for whatever reason the offenders have deliberately targeted this address.

"What is for certain is that an elderly couple have been left extremely traumatised after the sanctity of their home was invaded and they were violently assaulted.

"For those reasons it is imperative we locate the offenders as soon as possible.

"I would therefore urge anyone who has information about this incident, or perhaps know who may be responsible, to call us and help us put these dangerous offenders behind bars."

– Detective Constable Kelly Bragg, Greater Manchester police
  • Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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