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Five will appear in court tomorrow charged with murder

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Five men in their 20s and 30s have been charged with murdering a man who died after collapsing with a gunshot wound outside Ashton Police Station nine months ago.

They are Anthony Henry, of no fixed address, Troy Beckford of Lowerfields Gardens, Golborne, Scot Chapman of Leng Road, Newton Heath, Remi Adams of Dartmouth Road, Whitefield and Jace Ryan Smith of Charlestown Road, Blackley.

They will all appear at Manchester Magistrates Court tomorrow.

At around 10.25pm on Saturday 4 October 2014, a 26-year-old man was found collapsed outside Ashton police station on Manchester Road having suffered a gunshot wound to the chest.

Gun crime row: Chief Constable comes out fighting

A row's broken out between the Greater Manchester Chief Constable and an MP who's blaming him for a rise in gun crime.

The MP Graham Stringer says the issue isn't being given a high enough priority.

But Sir Peter Fahy says the MP is insulting his great staff who are forced to cope with the results of an economic situation not of their making.

Our correspondent Daniel Hewitt reports.


End-of-term flashmob gets celebrity thumbs up

An end-of-term flashmob by pupils at a primary school in Liverpool has had the thumbs up from celebrity John Barrowman.

The Belle Vale flashmob Credit: Belle Vale School

The kids at Belle Vale Primary School celebrated the end of the school year, and surprised plenty of mums and dads, with their surprise flash mob.

And their dancing got the seal of approval from West End star, John Barrowman.

Special investigation: saving lives in the water

Last year 338 people died from drowning, a figure that would be higher without the efforts of emergency services across the region.

GMFRS firefighters training in fast-water in Wales Credit: Granada Reports

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service say that they deal with more more water-related deaths than fires.

In the second of her special reports into water safety, our correspondent Amy Welch has been with the lifesavers training inland, and on the sea:


Two patients test negative for Mers virus

Two patients who triggered the shut down of A&E at Manchester Royal Infirmary have tested negative for the Mers virus.

Manchester Royal Infirmary's A&E was shut down Credit: PA Images

A Public Health England statement said:

“PHE can confirm that two individuals were tested for MERS-CoV in Manchester.

These cases are separate and unrelated. The results of both tests were negative.”

– Public Health England

Respect the water and the dangers say Fleetwood RNLI

Greater Manchester Fire service are urging young people to avoid open water this summer. They've been training in Wales and say they deal with more water related deaths than fires. Meanwhile the RNLI say more than half those who drowned last year didn't intend to enter the water. Dave Eccles from Fleetwood RNLI warns of the dangers.

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