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Police killer Dale Cregan moved to high-security hospital after hunger strike

Murderer Dale Cregan has been moved from Strangeways to Ashworth Hospital on Merseyside after going on hunger strike, according to reports.

Dale Cregan Credit: Greater Manchester Police

The Manchester Evening News reports it's the second time Cregan has been moved from HMP Manchester after refusing to eat.

It would mean him being held alongside Moors Murderer Ian Brady, who has been held there for the past 30 years.

The Ministry of Justice has refused to confirm or deny the claims, saying they do not comment on individual prisoners.

Cregan is serving a life sentence for murdering PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes, as well as father and son Mark and David Short.

More: Cregan transferred to Ashworth

Spotlight on Warrington South

In our continuing look at the region's key marginals Ann O'Connor goes to Warrington South where it's all to play for in a seat where the Conservatives have a slim majority

Here's the full list of candidates for the Warrington South seat in the General Election 2015

  • Bob Barr Liberal Democrat
  • Kevin Bennett TUSC
  • Nick Bent Labour
  • Stephanie Davies, Green
  • Mal Lingley UKIP
  • David Mowat Conservative

Special election profile - Chester

The City of Chester has played host to the Romans, the Vikings and the Normans - all of whom fought for and claimed the city as their own. Today, a very different fight is taking place. The Conservative Party won the seat from Labour at the 2010 General Election. Both parties have made winning this time a top priority. Our political reporter Daniel Hewitt has been to visit this key battleground constituency.

Full list of candidates for City of Chester Constituency Credit: GTV


Police hunt woman who mugged 95 year old

95 year old Frances Fletcher Credit: MEN

Police are hunting a mugger who attacked a 95 year old woman after she'd offered to help her. Frances Fletcher was assaulted after offering the woman money towards her bus fare. As Mrs Fletcher's husband was distracted the woman pushed her into the road and tried to grab her purse, knocking her to the ground. She suffered injuries to her arm. A neighbour ran to help and pinned the attacker down but she managed to struggle free and escape.

Police are hunting a woman they describe as white and in her 30's with fair hair and of medium build. Officers have described it as a cowardly attack and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

CCTV of the woman police are seeking Credit: MEN

World's oldest fishing club casts out into the city

Dozens of anglers will soon be a familiar sight on the Rochdale Canal through Manchester city centre, thanks to a new fishing agreement between the Canal & River Trust and the world’s oldest angling club, the Salford Friendly Anglers Society.

Salford Friendly Anglers Society dates back to the 19th century Credit: Canal & River Trust

The club, which can trace its roots back to 1817, currently has fishing rights on the River Irwell and a few small lakes and reservoirs around Greater Manchester. However from the end of this April, their members will be able to extend their angling activities to a 12 mile stretch of the Rochdale Canal, from the canal’s start in Castlefield, through Manchester city centre to Middleton, near Rochdale.

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