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The grieving father who helps other victims of crime

Trevor Fairhurst's 19-year-old daughter, Carly, was killed by her boyfriend in 2006.

Since then, Trevor and his wife Sheila, have done all they can to help other grieving families.

In recognition of his fund-raising for Victim Support, Trevor has been nominated for the ITV Pride of Britain Awards and Sarah Rogers has been to meet the couple:

Click on the links below to find out more about Trevor's work and the Pride of Britain awards:

Young offenders institute 'struggles' to keep boys safe

Jake Hardy died at Hindley

A report has criticised Hindley young offenders institute for struggling to keep some of the vulnerable boys safe.

An unannounced inspection at the site near Wigan took place during the inquest of Jake Hardy. The 17 year old killed himself whilst at Hindley. The report found there was an assault or fight everday. Although they were recognised for a number of improvements including the quality of education. Inspectors were pleased to find that:

  • the quality of education, learning and skills provided was the best inspectors have seen in any YOI holding this age group;
  • Ofsted judged provision to be as good, it not better, than that found in the community;
  • no young person had left without accommodation to go to and most had a job or training place to start soon after release;
  • there was good access to programmes that would help boys to change their offending behaviour;
  • relationships between boys and staff had improved since the last inspection and boys said the support they received from personal officers was much more effective than had been the case;
  • support for boys at risk of suicide and self-harm had improved.

However, inspectors were concerned to find that:

  • despite its efforts, Hindley struggled to keep the vulnerable boys it held safe;
  • intimidating shouting out of windows at night remained a problem;
  • on average there was one fight or assault every day;
  • the environment and regime in the segregation unit remained poor; and
  • consideration was being given to withdrawing funding from the Willow Unit, a psychologically-informed resource for boys with the most complex problems.

"Hindley manages a very complex and challenging population and the Governor and his staff deserve real credit for the impressive progress they have made."As the Chief Inspector recognises, the young people there are being given access to good quality education, training and resettlement work which are all key to their rehabilitation."Safety is the Governor's top priority and it will continue to be given the necessary focus as they build on the progress made and take forward the recommendations."

– Michael Spurr, Chief Executive Officer of the National Offender Management Service

Two men charged after a man stabbed in Hindley

Two people have been charged after a 59-year-old man was stabbed in Hindley.

Lee James Henry Daniels and Kieran David Wright, both 26 and from Hindley, are charged with s18 assault, attempt robbery, burglary and possession of an offensive weapon.

They are due before Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court today.


Second arrest after man stabbed and left for dead by thieves who tried to steal his car

Police have arrested a second man on suspicion of attempted murder after a Hindley man was stabbed by two men who tried to steal his car.

It happened on Sunday morning when the offenders approached the victim, before stabbing him 12 times and leaving him for dead.

A GMP statement read:

Two men, both aged 26, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and both remain in police custody for questioning.

The victim remains in hospital in a serious condition. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening and he continues to make good progress in his recovery.

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 5307 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Man arrested in connection with stabbing in Hindley

Police have made an arrest after a man was stabbed and left for dead in Hindley. The 59-year-old victim was just leaving a relative's home on Worcester Avenue when he was confronted by two men on Sunday

One man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in police custody for questioning.

The victim remains in hospital in a serious condition. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening at this stage and he continues to make good progress in his recovery.