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Man wanted over "repeated rape and assaults"

Police are looking for alleged rapist Joseph Grundy. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Police are hunting a man in connection with the repeated rape and assault of a woman.

Officers want to speak to Joseph Grundy, 39, who is from the Harpurhey area, in connection with a number of different offences committed against the same woman between 2008 and 2013.

The alleged offences include rapes, assaults and threats to kill.

Greater Manchester Police said Grundy knows he is wanted but has refused to surrender himself to police who are now appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Shagufta Khan said: "Grundy is wanted in connection with a number of very serious offences so it is vital that we trace his whereabouts and speak to him as soon as possible.

"We are offering support to the woman through specially-trained officers but I would also appeal to the public to come forward with any information they have that will lead us to Grundy’s whereabouts."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Man wanted in connection with a rape in Harpurhey

Police are hunting a man who is wanted in connection with a rape in Harpurhey.

Sean McNabb Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Sean McNabb from Blackley is wanted by police in connection with a rape and on recall to prison.

The offence took place on 23 February 2013 in Harpurhey. McNabb has been circulated as wanted since 27 February 2013, but continues to evade police capture.

He is believed to have links to the Bacup and Blackley areas.

Anyone who knows of his whereabouts should call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

'People like us' protest

Harpurhey residents protest about BBC3 programme 'People like us' Credit: ITV Granada

People who live in Harpurhey in Manchester protested outside the BBC in Salford this morning, angry at the way a programme has portrayed their community.

'People like us' is a reality TV show about the city district which campaigners say it is offensive and laden with stereotypes.

A BBC spokesman said: “We are listening to the range of feedback from the local area and contributors, many of whom have been positive.

"People Like Us" takes a warm and at times unflinching look at the reality of life for young people in Harpurhey and follows a range of contributors as they tell their own stories in their own words through both good times and bad.

"The series does not focus on negative stereotypes, indeed many of those featured are resilient, resourceful and ambitious young people with positive stories to tell – from running their own businesses to planning their future careers – and they do so with captivating wit and enthusiasm."

Manchester toddler injured in collision with van

A two-year-old boy has been injured in a collision with a van in Manchester.

A white Mercedes Sprinter van was involved in a collision with a two-year-old boy outside the Sandown Hotel in Harpurhey at about 3.30pm on February 14th.

The child was taken to the Manchester Royal Infirmary where his condition is described as stable.

Witnesses to the collision are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4742.