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Man dies after Salford assault

A man has died one week after being assaulted in Salford.

James Holland, 57, died in hospital following the incident at a block of flats on Mulberry Court, Pendleton.

Police were called to the address last Monday following reports a man had been found with a head injury man was detained by officers at the scene, however was de-arrested after the injured man did not make a complaint of assault.

Following a review of the circumstances Scott Richardson, 29, of Mulberry Court, Salford, was charged on Saturday with causing grievous bodily harm with intent (Section 18 Assault).

He is due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court later today.

Biker dead in Manchester crash

Police are conducting forensic examinations at the scene. Credit: PA

A motorcyclist has died in a crash in Manchester.

The incident happened at Woodhouse Lane in Benchill at around 8.45pm.

Greater Manchester Police said no other vehicle was involved.

The victim has not been identified.

Officers remain at the scene conducting forensic examinations and road closures are in place.


Concern grows after 14 year old girl vanishes

Rachael Matthews was last seen in Manchester's China Town on Wednesday Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Greater Manchester Police are growing increasingly concerned over the whereabouts of a missing 14-year-old girl.

Rachael Matthews was last seen at around 11am on Wednesday 11 June 2014 getting off a tram in Ashton town centre and then later the same day in China Town, Manchester city centre at around 6pm.

Rachael lives in the Hale area of Trafford

She is described as being 5ft 4in tall, of thin build, has shoulder length hair and brown eyes.

It is believed she was wearing a dark hoody, wave pattern skinny jeans and black and red canvas trainers.

Police hope CCTV will help shooting investigation

Police have released CCTV footage of people they want to trace in connection with a shooting in Salford.

They're asking for the occupants of a Honda Civic and a cyclist to come forward.

They were seen near the Ashley Brook pub where a man was shot 7 times last month.

(Watch below) video clip of Chief Superintendent Mary Doyle from Greater Manchester Police:-

Footage shows moments just before man was shot

Police have released CCTV footage of the moments just before a man was shot in a pub in Salford.

On Monday the 26th of May officers were called to the Ashley Brook pub on Liverpool Street after reports a man had been shot.

A short time later a 49 year old man was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary. Its believed he was shot seven times but has since left hospital.

Two men, wearing hooded tops and balaclavas were seen going into the pub armed and then leaving soon after.

Six people arrested, including a boy and girl and 16 and 17 have all been bailed until August pending further enquiries.

Police are keen to find the driver of a light coloured Honda Civic and man on a bike riding alongside the car.



Domestic abuse 'incidents up 38% when England lose'

Research from the University of Lancashire showed the threat of violence increased whether England lost or won.
Research from the University of Lancaster showed the threat of violence increased whether England lost or won. Credit: Press Association

Researchers at Lancaster University found that incidents of domestic abuse rose significantly during the World Cup tournament.

Read: Domestic violence warning ahead of the World Cup

Levels of domestic abuse rose by 26% when England won or drew during the last three World Cups, while there was a 38% spike when the national team lost, the research found.

More: Domestic violence set to soar during the World Cup

8-year-old in frantic 999 call to report domestic abuse

Police have released a recording of the moment an eight-year-old boy called 999 to tell them his mother was being battered by her partner.

Warning: You may find the contents of this video distressing

The call was released by Greater Manchester Police as part of the launch of a major campaign against domestic violence before the World Cup starts.

The boy can be heard pleading ‘help, help it’s my mum and dad’ as the woman screams for help in the background and another child can be heard crying.

Greater Manchester Police say they went to the scene but neither parent would give any information about the incident and said they did not want any police involvement.

Domestic violence warning ahead of the World Cup

Greater Manchester Police are urging the public to show domestic abuse the red card this World Cup.

The facts:

  • In 2010 GMP recorded 353 incidents the day England were knocked out
  • 5,897 emergency calls were made over that 24 hours
  • 43% up on what police would normally expect to receive

Partners the North West Ambulance Service recorded a 34 percent increase in the number of assaults after England were thrown out in the 2010 games.

It also saw a 21 percent increase in the number of 999 calls compared to the previous weekend that year.

In previous tournaments we have seen the combination of expectations, emotions, warm weather and alcohol consumption result in an increase in 999 calls for assaults.

We urge people to think first, drink sensibly and remain aware of their actions so they can enjoy the matches in good spirit and avoid harm to themselves and other people.

– Derek Cartwright, North West Ambulance Service

For more information or to report abuse contact police on 101 or the Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0161 6367525.

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