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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.

Toddler hurt in hit and run

An 18-month old child has been injured in a hit and run crash.

The child was taken to hospital as a precaution but wasn't seriously hurt.

The incident happened at around 12.30pm on Sunday at St Helen's Road in Bolton.

Greater Manchester Police said the car involved was a Vauxhall Astra and the driver failed to stop.

The force said enquiries are being made to trace the motorist.


Lorry crash brings delays to the M61 in Bolton

Part of the M61 northbound in Bolton is closed after a HGV crashed into an embankment leaving debris on the motorway, damaging other cars.

No one was injured in the incident at just after 5.10am.

The northbound carriageway has been closed and a diversion is in place from junction 5 onto Manchester Road, Chorley Road and back onto the motorway at junction 6.


'New evidence' leads to re-arrest of Stepping Hill nurse

Victorino Chua wearing a black woollen hat arrested at his home in Heaton Chapel, Stockport.
Victorino Chua arrested at his home in Heaton Chapel, Stockport. Credit: Manchester Evening News

Police have re-arrested a nurse in connection with poisoning deaths at a Stepping Hill hospital in Stockport.

Victorino Chua, 48, was held last year on suspicion of tampering with medical records at the hospital.

Victorino Chua wearing a black woollen hat arrested at his home in Heaton Chapel, surrounded by group of police in plain clothes.
Victorino Chua arrested at his home in Heaton Chapel, Stockport this morning. Credit: Manchester Evening News

The father of two was questioned on suspicion of three counts of murder and various counts of causing grievous bodily harm.

Chua was due to answer his bail next week but was arrested at his home today after it is understood new evidence emerged in the inquiry.

Police have been investigating how saline solution was contaminated at the hospital, poisoning 22 patients in June and July 2011.

The deaths of Tracey Arden, 44, Arnold Lancaster, 71, and Derek Weaver, 83, are being treated as murder.

Five others died several months after it was believed they were poisoned.

They are among a number of cases being treated as grievous bodily harm.

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