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Man and woman in serious condition after Bolton stabbing

A man and a woman remain in a critical condition in hospital after the incident on Saturday afternoon. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

A woman is in a serious condition in hospital after she was stabbed in the back in Bolton, on Saturday afternoon April 9.

Police arrived at the scene to find a woman who had been stabbed in the back. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

Emergency services were called to Bramley Road, Bolton, where a woman was found with stab wounds. A man, 58, was found with self-inflicted stab wounds to his neck and chest.

They both remain in a critical condition at the Royal Bolton Hospital. A police investigation is under way.

A man and woman are both in a critical condition in hospital after the incident on Bramley Road, Bolton. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

Anyone with information is asked to contact Greater Manchester Police.

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Hackers take down GMP website

The Greater Manchester Police website has been shut down following a cyber attack. It was only out of action for around 30 minutes last night before it was back up an running. Then site then went down a second time and a Twitter user from Lithuania has claimed responsibility.

GMP website last night

Deputy Chief Constable Ian Hopkins confirmed the attack to the MEN and described it as ‘an act of internet vandalism’

A group from Lithuania claimed responsibility and also tweeted about a number of other sites they allegedly took down.

Masked man attacks police car with a hammer

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A masked man attacked a police car with a hammer following a pursuit late on Sunday.

Shortly after 11:30pm officers from the Greater Manchester Police Intercept Unit spotted two people wearing balaclavas in a black Ford Mondeo at a petrol station on Cromwell Road, Salford and signalled the vehicle to pull over.

The driver of the car ignored the initial attempts and after a short pursuit the offender pulled over on Upper Camp Street, where his passenger jumped out and came towards the police car armed with a hammer.

Fearing for their safety, the driver of the police car rammed the masked assailant, driving him onto the floor.

As this was happening, the driver of the Mondeo rammed the police car twice before turning round and driving towards the junction with Bury New Road, at which point the passenger ran and got back into the car.

The car turned right onto Bury New Road and got away before it was later found abandoned on Thanet Close with a number of weapons inside.

I think it is clear that the occupants of the car were about to commit a violent offence when the officers originally attempted to stop them and their subsequent behaviour only further reinforces that.

It is possible that the actions of the Intercept Unit officers prevented a robbery from taking place as, when they first approached the offenders, they were pulling into a petrol station forecourt wearing balaclavas and carrying a number of weapons.

Although we don’t have a clear description of the offenders, the one who attempted to attack the police with a hammer may have been injured in his attempts and returned home limping.

– Chief Inspector Mark Dexter

Anybody with information should contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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