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Tram and car crash in Audenshaw in Greater Manchester

Credit: Richard Meftah

A tram and a car have crashed in Audenshaw in Greater Manchester this morning.

The silver Ford Focus and Metrolink vehicle collided between the Ashton Moss and Audenshaw tram stops on Lord Sheldon Way.

Credit: Richard Meftah

The woman driving the car escaped with only a minor injury, according to paramedics who were called to the scene.

Metrolink posted on their website:

“This is due to a road traffic collision at Audenshaw involving a car and tram. Services are currently unable to operate past Droylsden to Ashton.”

– Metrolink


Man in critical condition after being shot in Middleton

A 28-year-old man from Middleton is in hospital in a critical condition after being shot in the chest.

Police were called to Ullswater Drive in the early hours of this morning.

He was taken to hospital for treatment, where he has undergone surgery.

Detective Inspector Andy Naismith said:

“This man was shot in his home in Middleton and remains critically ill in hospital.

“We believe this was an isolated incident but quite understandably, people in the area will be worried when they hear news of this attack.

“We are doing all we can to identify those responsible and are asking the community to come forward with any information that can assist the police investigation.”

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