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Man tried to get boy in car in Altrincham

Police are appealing for the public's help after a man tried to get a boy into his car in Altrincham.

An 11-year-old boy was walking home from school when a black car stopped and a man told him to get in on Wednesday 20th May. It happened on Urban Road in the town.

The incident happened on Urban Road Credit: ITV

“We believe there were three people in the car – two women, one of whom was driving, and a man and all were believed to be in their early 20s.

“I would ask anyone who may have been approached in similar circumstances or saw the car stop on Urban Road, to get in touch.”

– Detective Inspector John Stainton

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at Altrincham police station on 0161 856 7530 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Police investigate Oldham death

Police are investigating an unexplained death in Oldham. Police were called to a flat in the town on Wednesday. Officers found body of a 44-year-old man there.

A postmortem showed he died from a single stab wound to the chest. He has been formally identified as Jonathan Alan Smith. Officers are now working to establish what happened to Jonathan, also known as Johnny.

Police are investigating a death in Chadderton Credit: PA Images

"Johnny was last seen in Chadderton town centre on 11 May 2015 and I would ask anyone who may have been in contact with him either that day or up until his death, to contact us as soon as possible.

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 8955 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111."

– Detective Inspector Lewis Hughes

Second anniversary of Lee Rigby's death to be marked

Lee Rigby was killed as he made his way back to his barracks Credit: GTV

A special walk is being held in Middleton later to mark the second anniversary of Fusilier Lee Rigby's death. The 25 year old soldier was murdered by extremists near his barracks in Woolwich. This evening friends will gather in his hometown to honour his memory at the memorial gardens which were opened in his name.

The scene outside Woolwich Barracks was sealed off as investigations got underway Credit: GTV
Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22 were jailed for life for the killing Credit: GTV/Police
This evening Lee Rigby's friends will gather at the memorial garden to him Credit: GTV/family

Russian aircraft over Lancashire sparks 'spy plane' fears

The Ministry of Defence has moves to reassure the public after a Russian military aircraft was photographed flying over Lancashire.

The Antonov aircraft was seen in the skies near Colne at the weekend, sparking concerned calls to the MoD.

But a spokesman said the flight was "routine" and and pre-approved by defence chiefs.

"The flight in question was pretty routine. The route was first pre-approved by the MOD and RAF and then flown as per the flight plan."

– RAF Pilot Officer Leo Collins
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