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Police in Salford E-fit appeal

Salford South police have issued this image Credit: GMP

Greater Mancheter Police have issued an e-fit of a man as they investigate a series of indecent exposures in Ellesmere Park.

They're appealing to anyone who thinks they know someone fitting the man's description to call 101.

Man attacked while waiting for taxi in Manchester

CCTV has been released of an assault which took place at a taxi firm's offices in Manchester.

The incident happened in the early hours of March 2 at a taxi firm in Edge Lane, Stretford, when the victim walked in to order a cab.

The offender, who was with another man, threatened and headbutted him before punching him.

He then used his knee to strike him in the ribs and chin before the victim managed to break free.

The man then left.

He is described as being white, about 5-ft 5-ins tall, in his late 20s to early 30s, of stocky build, with a bald or closely shaved head.

He was wearing a dark coat and grey tracksuit bottoms.

Anybody with information should call Greater Manchester Police on 0161 856 7655 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Murder investigation launched after man dies following Blackpool assault.

A murder investigation has been launched after a 44-year-old man died in hospital two weeks after being assaulted in Blackpool.

Anthony Roberts, who is from the town, was assaulted outside Walkabout on Queen Street at around 3.20am on Wednesday, March 26.

Mr Roberts suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital, but was later transferred to Walton Hospital where he died yesterday.

Lancashire Police said a post mortem examination will be carried out to establish the cause of death.

Following the death of Mr Roberts, we are now treating this as a murder investigation.

I would appeal to anybody who witnessed the incident outside Walkabout to contact police. I would also urge anybody who has any information at all about this incident which they think could be relevant to the investigation to come forward.

Mr Roberts’ family is now being supported by specially trained officers at this incredibly difficult time.

– Detective Chief Inspector Andy Gilbert, Lancashire Police

Benjamin Gayton, 26, of Bond Street, Blackpool has been charged with section 18 grievous bodily harm with intent.

Robbery was "terrifying" for business owners

Merseyside Police said the robbery happened at 8.30pm on Thursday, April 3, following the first day of the Aintree festival.

Detectives believe many people may have been in the area having a drink or visiting a local bookmakers ahead of Ladies Day.

This was a terrifying incident for the couple who run this business.

This is popular, well-used shop run by a local, hard-working family.

They are simply trying to make a living yet have suffered the ordeal of two criminals coming in brandishing weapons and stealing their takings.

The two offenders were extremely aggressive and the CCTV shows their total disregard for the victims themselves.

– Detective Constable Kevin Reppion, Merseyside Police

Witnesses should call Sefton CID on 0151 777 3823 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

CCTV appeal after Merseyside store robbery

CCTV of two men who robbed a family business in Merseyside has been released by police.

The offenders appear in the footage brandishing a metal coat stand and an iron bar which they used to smash the protective screen in Donna's convenience store in Hawthorne Road, Bootle.

At one point, the owner of the shop was nearly struck on the head by the offenders as he tried to lock the door separating the customer area from the counter and back office.

The man and his wife, who are both local to the area, escaped injury and managed to activate the store's panic alarm before retreating into the back office.

The offenders removed the till before running out of the shop, towards Mill Road. police believe the offenders then fled in a silver car.

Man injured in Rochdale hit-and-run

Area in Rochdale where the incident took place. Credit: ITV news

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fail to stop collision in Falinge, Rochdale.

At about 7.05pm on Thursday 20 March 2014, a 29-year-old man was involved in a collision with a car on Howard Street.

The car failed to stop but is believed to be a silver Vauxhall Astra, registered between 1998 and 2004 and is possibly a five door hatchback.

Officers investigating the collision have recovered a car as part of the ongoing investigation.

The car was then driven off towards Whitehall Street.

The injured man was taken to hospital for treatment to head injuries and remains in a stable condition.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 8866, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Burglars leave empty handed after woman pleads to keep jewellery

Five masked burglars forced their way into woman's home in Liverpool.

They gained entry after victim answered the door at her house on the East Lancashire Road, in Norris Green, at around 10pm on Friday.

She was threatened and the burglars demanded cash before searching the house.

They also demanded that the victim hand over her jewellery.

But she pleaded with them and explained that the jewellery had great sentimental value and they left empty handed.

Incidents like this thankfully don't happen too often, but the effect on the victim is devastating.

It's not hard to imagine how terrified this lady was when she was confronted by five men in her own home.

Thankfully the victim was not physically hurt and they listened to her when she pleaded with them to keep her jewellery, which was particularly sentimental.

But that does not take away from the distress caused by these men forcing their way in to her home and demanding cash through threats.

– Detective Constable Brian May, Merseyside Police

The offenders were all wearing dark clothing. Four of them are believed to have had their faces covered with scarves, whilst a fifth man was covering his face with a dust mask.

Crime Scene Investigators have carried out forensic examinations at the scene and house-to-house inquiries have taken place.

Gun stolen in burglary

Police are appealing for witnesses after a lawfully held shotgun was stolen by thieves who threatened a pensioner in her Didsbury home.

The 79-year-old woman was confronted by up to four intruders who had broken into her home on Wilmslow Road.

It is believed some of the men were armed with weapons, including knives. They demanded cash and she handed over some jewellery that she was wearing.

They conducted a search of the premises before stealing a legally held shotgun and ammunition belonging to a family member.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 4423, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

The woman was obviously startled and terrified when confronted by intruders who had broken into her home.

The men appear to have been after cash and gold but when they came across the shotgun and ammunition have not hesitated to take it.

Clearly in the wrong hands this is a deadly weapon and we need to identify the offenders and recover the firearm.

If anyone has information about what happened last night, those responsible or the location now of the shotgun and ammunition it is vitally important they call us.”

– Detective Inspector John Harris, Greater Manchester Police
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