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Man kidnapped at gunpoint in Bury

Police appeal for witnesses after man was kidnapped at gunpoint Credit: GMP

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was kidnapped at gunpoint in Bury.

It happened around 8.45pm on Wednesday 22 March 2017 at Lepp Crescent in the town.

A 21 year-old man and his friend were in a Silver Volkswagen Scirocco when they were rammed by a black Toyota Avensis. The Scirocco then collided with a lamppost.

Two men wearing balaclavas got out of the Toyota and threatened them with a gun. They stole the VW Sciroccoa forcing the victim to stay in the car as they drove away.

The victim was later found safe but with cuts and bruises.

A 41 year old man has been arrested.


Specialist counselling for Edge Hill University students caught up in terror attack

Edge Hill University students caught up in the London terrorist attack will be offered help from specialist counsellors from the 'Foundation for Peace' in Warrington.

The charity set up by Colin Parry who lost his son in the IRA bombing in the town, offers counselling for victims of terrorist attacks.

Thirteen students and one member of staff were in London for a trip to the Houses of Parliament.

Four students were injured when the attacker drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge.

I have to say the students have been incredibly resilient. It's been a very emotional experience for them and varying degrees of upset and trauma.

One of the things we'll be focussing on is the emotional as well as practical support we can provide.

– Lynda Brady, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Edge Hill University

Lancashire student injured in terror attack to have operation

Travis Frain

A Lancashire student who was injured in the terrorist attacks in London is to to undergo surgery on his leg today.

Travis Frain is one of four students from Edge Hill University who was injured when a car ploughed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge.

Three other students who suffered slight injuries have returned home.

CCTV captures car smashing into Bolton home

CCTV has captured the moment a speeding car smashed into a front garden and other cars in Bolton.

Seven men fled from the car after crashed on Broddick Drive in March last year.

Kieran Farnworth, 22, from Bolton, was found guilty of dangerous driving.

He was given a 10 week curfew and 12 weeks prison sentence, suspended for 12 months at Bolton Magistrates Court on Tuesday, March 21.

He has also been disqualified from driving for 15 months and will have to take an extended test if he wants to drive again.


Student injured in terror attack to stay in hospital for several days

The mother of a Lancashire student who was injured in the Westminster terror attack says her son will remain in hospital for several days.

Travis Frain was on Westminster Bridge when a car mowed down several people. Credit: Facebook

Travis Frain from Darwen was among a group of 13 students from Ormskirk's Edge Hill University, who were on the first day of a two-day visit to the Houses of Parliament when the attack happened on Wednesday.

The students had just left Parliament and made their way on to Westminster Bridge when a car mowed down several people.

The attacker left the car with two knives and went on to stab a police officer.

Four people were killed in the terror attack, including Pc Keith Palmer and the assailant.

Dogs "bad behaviour" costs owners a packet

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They may well be our best friend, but their behaviour can cost us thousands. Research released by Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, has revealed that dogs with problem behaviours cost the average North West dog owner £335.88 a year, equating to £4030.56 over the average dog’s lifetime. Shoes topped that list, with 58 per cent of dog owners in the North West replacing at least one pair of shoes a month.

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Nearly a third of dog owners identified that their dogs displayed destructive behaviour when left alone. The charity is urging dog owners to consider getting their beloved animals trained to improve behaviour.

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