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Emergency services at serious house fire in Bolton

Credit: Andy Bonner, ITV Granada
Credit: Andy Bonner, ITV Granada

Police and firefighters are at the scene of a serious house fire in Bolton.

A terraced street in the Daubhill area of the town has been completely sealed off.

Firefighters and emergency services were called to a terrace house on Rosamond Street at around 9am this morning.

Police have confirmed it as a ‘serious house fire’ but no further details have been released as yet.

Manchester police pair charged with drugs offences

Greater Manchester Police headquarters Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/PA Images

Two officers from an elite police unit in Greater Manchester have been charged with being involved in dealing Class A drugs.

PCs Adam Jackson and Kerry Reeve, both 35, are due to appear in court later this month along with three others.

It follows an investigation by the force’s anti-corruption unit.

Both officers have been suspended from their roles in the Tactical Aid Unit since their arrest in February.

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Appeal after police attacked by armed robbers.

The damaged police van Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Two police officers have been injured after an attack by armed robbers in Greater Manchester.

The officers' van was repeatedly rammed by a Vauxhall Touareg after they went to a petrol station at Ellesmere Shopping Centre in Walden to reports that a robbery was in progress.

One of the four men then got out of the car and began smashing the van with a pick axe before re-joining his accomplices.

They then fled the scene in the 4x4, which was later found on fire on Troutbeck Drive close to the junction with Thirlmere Avenue in Astley.

The officers sustained minor injuries during the attack.

The damaged police van Credit: Greater Manchester Police

“This was a shocking incident which has left two police officers injured as a result of a senseless attack by a group of violent offenders.

“We are carrying out a number of lines of enquiry this morning however I would like to seek the public’s help to track down those responsible.

“The offenders have managed to gain entry into the petrol station after ramming a side door with their car before going in and stealing a quantity of cash and cigarettes.

“Although this happened in the early hours of the morning, it is possible that people may have seen or heard something given the disturbance that would have been caused by the robbery and subsequent attack on the officers.

– Detective Sergeant Amanda Weems

Two released in connection with Manchester Arena attack

Two men have been released without charge Credit: PA

Two men arrested in connection with the investigation into the attack at Manchester Arena have been released without charge.

A 24-year-old man arrested on Friday 2nd June in Rusholme and a 20-year-old man who was arrested on Saturday 3rd June on Cheetham Hill Road have been released without charge.

As it stands, 21 people have been arrested in connection with the investigation, of which 18 people have been release without charge.

A total of three men remain in custody for questioning.

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Advice for people attending Parklife this year from GMP

Greater Manchester Police have tweeted information for those attending Parklife this weekend.

The music festival will take place on the 10th & 11th June in Heaton Park, Manchester.

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