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Police officer cleared of shoplifting at home on full pay

A decorated police officer who was cleared of shoplifting has been told he must stay away from work until next year while an internal investigation continues. Sergeant Richard Pendlebury’s, who's with the force in Greater Manchester was suspended on full pay in January. He's now been told an internal investigation into him won’t conclude until at least next year even though he was cleared by a jury in June over an alleged shoplifting offence. His father, Paul, says the ordeal has had a detrimental effect on his son's health.

An officer is under investigation and this has been initially assessed as gross misconduct. This officer is suspended and his position is subject to regular reviews. The officer has not been provided with any timescales at this time but the investigation will be progressed expeditiously.

– Greater Manchester Police

Breaking: Woman raped in Manchester city centre

Woman raped in Manchester Credit: ITV

An 18-year-old woman has been raped on a car park on Major Street in Manchester - near Minshull Street Crown Courts.

Major Street in Manchester Credit: Google Maps

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said:

At around 2.50am on Wednesday September 21 police received a report that an 18-year-old woman was raped on Major Street, Manchester City Centre.

Police have launched an investigation and enquiries are ongoing.

The victim is being supported by specially trained officers.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 152 of 21/09/16 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

– Greater Manchester Police


Watch: Elaine Willcox is in Manchester ahead of Olympic parade

Manchester's getting ready for the parade to celebrate Britain's tremendous success in the Olympic and Paralympic games but there are already calls for it to held at a time when families can attend.

The date has been set for Monday the October 17 - the week before most schools are on half term - but discussions are still being held over the parade time and route.

The celebration's expected to centre on Albert Square. Elaine Willcox reports.

Watch: Walking football is helping communities

It's thought that Premier League footballers retire from first team football in their mid thirties.

But, despite being in their 60's and 70's these people refuse to hang up their footy boots.

Walking football is all part of an initiative for communities in Manchester to stay healthy and not get lonely as people grow older.

Paul Crone went to see the 'Gramps Champs' in action.

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