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Woman, 22, dies after taking suspected Ecstacy at Crewe gig

The woman died at Leighton Hospital in Crewe. Credit: Press Association.

Cheshire Police say a 22-year-old woman has died after taking drugs at a gig venue in Crewe last night.

In a statement the force said it's believed she had taken suspected Ecstacy while attending The Box, on Pedley Street.

She suffered an adverse reaction and was taken to Leighton Hospital where she died.

A police investigation is now taking place.

"Sadly, it is unlikely that the victim was the only person to have bought and taken drugs at this location last night.

"We would urge anybody who may have taken the drug to seek urgent medical attention. "This is a tragic situation and my thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim."

– DCS Serena Kennedy, Cheshire Constabulary


Matthew Pullman wanted on recall to prison

Matthew Pullman Credit: Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police is appealing for the public’s help in tracing a man who is wanted on recall to prison.

Matthew Pullman, 25, who is from the Crewe area, was jailed for 16 months in June 2015 at Chester Crown Court for assault.

He was released from prison on Friday 18 December 2015 but is wanted on recall for breaching his licence conditions.

Pullman is believed to have links to Halewood and the Winsford area of Cheshire.

He is described as being 5ft 8in tall, of slim build, with dark brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone who knows Matthew Pullman or thinks they may have seen him recently is asked to contact Wavertree police station on 0151 777 5469 or leave information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Crewe to London service is 'most overcrowded'

A train from Crewe to London Euston is the most overcrowded service in the country, according to the Department for Transport.

The Crewe to Euston service operates at 201% of its capacity Credit: Creative Commons

The London Midland service operates at 201% of its capacity. The company says it had operated at "the maximum allowed at that time for the combination of the train path and the rolling stock available".

It also said the service had operated at eight-car carriages since December 2013.

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