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Police concerned about missing man from Bolton

Jerry Hennelly Credit: GMP

50-year-old Jerry Hennelly was last seen at his home in Heaton yesterday when he left to go to Manchester. It is also thought his silver Renault Scenic was spotted on St Peter’s Way last night.

Jerry is described to have an Irish accent and was wearing a blue checked shirt, jeans and dark trainers. Anyone with information should phone police on 101.

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Man critical after hit and run in Rochdale

Police appeal after hit and run Credit: MEN Syndication

A man is critically after a hit and run in Rochdale. The 52-year-old was walking on Featherstall Road in Littleborough yesterday morning, when he was hit by a silver Mitsubishi Shogun Estate.

The car then hit a lamppost which went through the window of a house. No one else was injured. Three men were seen getting out of the car before running off.

Police are appealing to anyone who knows about the car with the registration, YS53 YFK to contact them on 0161 856 4742.

Police find knife hidden inside baby's nappy

Police in Manchester made the shocking discovery of a knife hidden inside a baby's nappy.

The potentially deadly lock-knife was found before it could be used to harm anybody.

Worried police officers in Moss Side and Hulme then tweeted an image of the knife.

They say it's unclear who had been carrying it.

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Government defends cuts to Greater Manchester Police

Mike Penning, Minister for Policing, Crime, Criminal Justice and Victims defended cuts to policing in Greater Manchester Credit: PA Images

The government has responded to claims by the Police Federation that Greater Manchester Police will have so few resources left after cuts people will only ever see policemen if they're arrested.

Mike Penning, Minister for Policing, Crime, Criminal Justice and Victims, said:

"Police reform is working and crime in England and Wales has fallen by more than a quarter since 2010, according the crime survey for England and Wales."

"While we acknowledge that the police funding settlement is challenging, there is no question that the police will still have the resources to do their important work. What matters is how officers are deployed, not how many of them there are in total. The reduction in crime nationwide demonstrates there is no simple link between officer numbers and crime levels, the visibility of the police in the community and the quality of service provided."

"This Government has made it easier for the police to do their job by cutting red tape, scrapping unnecessary targets, and giving forces the discretion to use their professional judgement. Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary's State of Policing Report recently found Greater Manchester Police has made excellent progress in challenging financial circumstances and is achieving the required savings."

"We have committed to a fundamental review of the police funding formula to ensure that allocations to local forces are fair and appropriate. We will consult the police fully in due course.”

– Mike Penning, Minister for Policing, Crime, Criminal Justice and Victims
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