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Cameras follow police as they tackle forced marriage

Greater Manchester Police are calling for more victims of forced marriage to come forward.

It comes ahead of a documentary tomorrow evening, which follows officers over an 18 month period, as new laws were introduced making it illegal to coerce a person into marriage.

Across Greater Manchester officers have had to deal with more than 200 cases involving honour-based abuse reported to them by young women.

They say the number of male victims remains unknown. Ralph Blunsom reports

Appeal after cash stolen in Rochdale robbery

An image of the suspects released by Greater Manchester Police. Credit: Greater Manchester Police.

Three people broke into a home in Rochdale and stole money.

It happened sometime between 1.30pm and 8pm on Wednesday, July 29.

Police said an Audi car pulled up at the junction of Broad Lane and three men broke into the home and searched a number of rooms before finding money and stealing it.

It is believed the three men got back into the car and drove off.

“The investigation has been ongoing and we have now managed to obtain a CCTV still of three men we are keen to trace and speak to.

"I would ask people to take a good look at the picture and if they recognise the men, to phone police.”

– Detective Constable Lucy Hartley, Greater Manchester Police
  • Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 4619 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



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.

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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