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Six people released, without charge, after family were detained near the Syrian border

Turkish officials detained the family on 1 April Credit: ITV

Police in Greater Manchester have released six people, without charge, after a family were detained at the Syrian border.

Turkish officials stopped five adults and four children, from Rochdale, on 1 April. Five of those released today were returned to the UK from Turkey. One was arrested in Rochdale. All were questioned under anti-terrorism legislation.

Police say "no evidence was uncovered to suggest any imminent threat" to either the town, or the UK as a whole.


22-year-old killed in crash in Hale, three in hospital

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A man has died and three others have been injured after a crash in Hale.

It happened at about 1.10am on Saturday 18 April 2015, when a Ford Focus was traveling along Clay Lane.

The driver lost control of the car and crashed into a tree close to the junction of Canterbury Road, before setting on fire.

The three passengers managed to escape from the car, but the 22-year-old driver was trapped inside and died at the scene.

All three men, aged 21, 21 and 25 were taken to hospital for treatment for various serious, but not life threatening injuries.

Thunder hoping to end the season in style

Manchester Thunder are unbeaten in Superleague this season Credit: pa

Manchester Thunder coach Tracey Neville hopes the team can build on their unbeaten record in Superleague.

Thunder, the reigning champions, host the Hertfordshire Mavericks at the Manchester arena today and are hoping for a record crowd. Neville says the season's efforts will mean very little if they produce a top draw performance against the Mavericks.

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