Police in Bolton are appealing for help in tracing the owner of a pet snake.
They believe it escaped from an address in the Great Lever area of the town.
Officers were alerted by residents and say they 'charmed' the one metre plus reptile into a box before transporting it to an exotic pet centre.
It was identified as a Corn Snake said to be non-venomous and a common pet.
Officers say anyone wanting to clam the snake can call 01618565619.
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Detectives have released a CCTV image after a woman was attacked with a stiletto heel in Manchester.
The victim was taken to hospital where she was treated for a head injury, which has left her with a permanent scar to her forehead.
At about 2.20am on Saturday 16 April 2016 a 21-year-old woman was with friends at Yates Wine Lodge on Portland Street in Manchester city centre when an altercation broke out on the dance floor of the bar.
During the assault, the victim was stuck on the head by the heel of a stiletto worn by the woman.
“This was a vicious attack and there may have been a lot of people around the area at the time of the assault.
"If you saw what happened, you may have information that could help us track down the person that did this.
“We have released an image of a woman we want to speak to in connection with this attack and if anyone recognises her I would urge them to contact police.”
This woman is described as white, in her mid-twenties in, 5ft-5ft 2”in, slightly chubby build with blonde shoulder-length hair.
- Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 4436 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
A man has been charged with dangerous driving after a car collided with a schoolgirl on a pedestrian crossing in Greater Manchester.
Murat Polat, 26, of Burlington Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, has also been charged with using a motor vehicle without insurance.
He will appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on tomorrow.
The 10 year old girl remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital with multiple injuries following the incident on the eastbound carriageway of Manchester Road, Denton on Friday evening.
A play has been produced to teach children about honour-based abuse.
Two Manchester schools have worked alongside Greater Manchester Police and Contact, a young people's performance venue to help children understand the issue.
Creative experts worked with pupils from Levenshulme High School and Manchester Grammar School to create the play, Not in My Honour.
The play explores forced marriage, child marriage and other honour-based abuse from all cultures, nationalities, faith groups and communities.
Honour-based abuse can be used to control behaviour within families to protect perceived cultural and religious beliefs. It often leads to violence.
It is hoped the play will be studied in schools across the country.
The play's script and other materials will be made available on the Home Office website for anyone who wishes to download it.
A PCSO from Greater Manchester who nearly lost his life in the line of duty is to be recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Gary Etchells is to get an MBE for services to policing after was he stabbed in the neck during an eviction in Stalybridge a decade ago.
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A man is fighting for his life after being shot in the chest in Salford last night.
The attack, which police believe is linked to a feud between organised crime groups, happened on Mill Hill in Little Hulton at around 9.25pm.
Greater Manchester Police said the 33-year-old victim was taken to hospital where he is being treated for a gunshot wound to the chest and remains in a stable condition.
Enquiries are ongoing and police are appealing for anyone in the area at the time or anyone with information to come forward.
“We have dedicated extra patrols to Salford to try and prevent further incidents from taking place and also offer reassurance to the community that incidents like this will not be tolerated.
“I would urge the local community to come forward if they saw or heard anything in their area at the time of the incidents to get in touch as a matter of urgency.”
- Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 9403 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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