New powers for the police watchdog investigating the Hillsborough disaster and cover-up have been rushed through the Commons.
The police watchdog will announce tomorrow what action it plans to take over allegations made in a report on the Hillsborough disaster.
A firearms officer who allegedly shot and killed Anthony Paul Grainger may face a murder charge, the police watchdog has warned.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is to investigate police contact with a woman who was found dead at her home in Salford.
Linzi Ashton was discovered with head injuries at her home in the Winton area of Salford on 29 June.
The case was referred to the IPCC by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) as there had been previous contact between the force and the woman, including separate allegations of rape and assault.
The independent IPCC investigation will examine the circumstances of the contact with the mother of two in the months leading up to her death to determine whether the police action was appropriate, and if GMP policies and any relevant national guidelines were adhered to.
The IPCC has already communicated with the 25-year-old’s mother, via GMP family liaison officers, to explain its role and outline what the investigation will examine. The IPCC will also offer to arrange a meeting between the family, an investigator and the Commissioner overseeing the investigation.
James Dipple-Johnstone, IPCC Commissioner for Greater Manchester, said: "I would like to extend my sympathies to Linzi’s family at what will be an extremely difficult time for them. I want to also assure them that our investigation will be thorough and carried out as promptly as is possible.”
Greater Manchester Police received more than a thousand complaints between 2011 and 2012, according to figures released by the IPCC.
The force says its reduced the number of complaints, with 800 fewer recorded than the previous year.
At around 7.20pm on Jackson Avenue in Culcheth armed officers from Greater Manchester police stopped a car. A male occupant of the car was shot and sustained fatal injuries. Two other men were arrested and are in custody. It's been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission. (IPCC)