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As part of their renewed appeal to find Steve, police have issued an updated image of how Steven might look now, at the age of 30.
“Someone out there must have some information about Steven in relation to his disappearance, his whereabouts or his movements since 2005 - and we are urging them to come forward and speak to us.
"At a time of year when many Brits are heading abroad we are asking holidaymakers to keep their eyes peeled and to let us know of any potential sightings of Steven – or any information, which could assist in the search for him.”
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A woman in her 20s was dragged from her parked car outside John Lewis and raped, police say.
The woman was in a car park at the far end of John Lewis car park in Cheadle on Friday evening when a man opened the door and dragged her into some nearby bushes and raped her.
The attacker, described as Asian and approximately 40 years old, then ran off into undergrowth near Wilmslow Road.
The attack happened around 7pm on Friday but reported to police on Sunday.
Detectives say, the offender was of medium build, with black hair and had a heavily pock-marked and open-pored skin on his face, with a thick black mono-brow, wearing black jogging bottoms.
This young lady has suffered a deeply traumatic ordeal and we have a team of detectives who are working on this case to try and identify the man that did this to her.
We believe that the area close to where the victim was parked in her car is used as a cut-through between Wilmslow-Handforth by-pass and the junction of Wilmslow Road and Etchells Road and we are appealing for anyone that may have seen a man fitting this description hanging around this area, to please get in touch.
The description of this attacker is very distinctive, with deep pock-type scars on his face and I am hoping that this may jog someone’s memory to call us, so we can find the person responsible and take him off our streets.”
Detectives are searching for a teenager from Merseyside, who has not been seen since the weekend.
Rhyanna Andrews, 13, was last spotted leaving home in Huyton on Saturday night. She was wearing a black jacket, grey jogging bottoms and black trainers. Officers say she is classed as "vulnerable."
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A mother who died after suffering multiple head injuries has been named locally as international concert pianist Natalia Strelchenko.
Police launched a murder investigation after Ms Strelchenko, 38, was found injured at a house in Culcheth Lane, Newton Heath, at about 12.45am on Sunday. Paramedics attempted to revive her at the scene, but she died a short time later.
A 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody. A post-mortem examination has revealed Ms Strelchenko died as a result of multiple head and neck injuries.
Ms Strelchenko, also known as Natalia Strelle, is believed to be of Russian origin and then moved to Norway. It is understood she had been living in Newton Heath with her family for at least two years. Neighbours said she was the mother of young children.
Shocked neighbours paid tribute to Ms Strelchenko after news of her death emerged.
Juliana Hulse, 31, said: “They go away quite a lot, they are musicians, they are bright and talented.
“I saw them taking a woman away to the hospital she looked quite badly hurt. We never expected that to happen. It was so out of the blue.”
Another neighbour, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “She was only young. It is terribly sad for that to happen to a mother. Everybody is shocked.”
Thousands of BMX fans have been enjoying the thrills and spills of the track this weekend as Manchester played host to The British BMX Championships
It's the first time the event has been held in the city.
Chris Cunningham went to find out more: