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Appeal fund for hospital heli-pad reaches £4m target a year early

Hospital heli-pad appeal reaches target early Credit: PA

An appeal to build a new helipcopter landing site serving three Manchester hospitals has been reached a year ahead of target.

Nearly £4million has been raised to build the helipad which will be linked to Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester Royal Infirmary and Saint Mary's Hospital.

Appeal raises £4m for helipad Credit: PA

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Family say murdered Imam only wanted peace

Jalal Uddin Credit: GTV

The family of an Imam from Rochdale who died in an ISIS - inspired killing say they're still struggling to come to terms with his death.

Manchester Crown Court heard Mohammed Syeedy took part in a plot to kill 71 year old Jalal Uddin, because he thought he was involved in black magic.

Syeedy denied helping a friend to carry out the hammer attack in February. But he was convicted and jailed for 24 years.

A second man Mohammed Kadir is wanted for Mr Uddin's murder and is thought to have fled to Syria.

Mr Uddin's family say he was a peaceful caring man.

Mohammed Syeedy Credit: GMP

Man jailed for life for ISIS-inspired murder of imam

A man convicted of the ISIS-inspired murder of an Imam from Rochdale has been jailed for 24 years.

Manchester Crown Court heard Mohammed Syeedy took part in a plot to kill 71 year old Jalal Uddin, because he thought he was involved in black magic.

Throughout the four week trial, Syeedy denied helping a friend to carry out the hammer attack in February.

But a jury took just four hours to find him guilty. Matt O'Donoghue reports:

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