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Body found near Manchester United's ground

Police and paramedics called to a canal near Manchester United's ground this morning after a body was spotted in nearby water.

Divers are preparing to search the Bridgewater Canal near Trafford Wharf Road.

Police cars and ambulances are outside Victoria Warehouse but the venue have confirmed they are not involved in the incident.

It is understood a body was seen by people on a boat this morning.

Emergency services were at the scene soon after 9am.

Body found in canal near Old Trafford

Credit: Adam Paigge /Twitter

Police and paramedics have been called to Old Trafford after a body was spotted in nearby water.

Divers are preparing to search the Bridgewater Canal near Trafford Wharf Road.

Police cars and ambulances are outside Victoria Warehouse but the venue have confirmed they are not involved in the incident.

It is understood a body was seen by people on a boat this morning.

Emergency services were at the scene soon after 9am.

Gun fired in Old Trafford

A gun was fired in a club on Alphonsus Street on Wednesday night. Credit: Google Maps

Police are investigating after reports of gunfire in Old Trafford.

Officers were alerted late on Wednesday night, February 1, to a group of men fighting at a club on Alphonsus Street. They found a number of bullets near a fire exit door. Greater Manchester Police says no one was injured and enquiries are continuing to find out what happened.

We are treating this as a serious incident and have therefore increased patrols in the area so you will see extra officers out and about.

We believe this is an isolated incident and there is no wider threat to the public.

If you have any concerns, or suspect something suspicious, then please approach one of our officers or call police. We will always try and assist in any way we can.

– Detective Chief Inspector Paul Parker, from GMP’s Trafford borough
  • Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 101, and quoting reference number 2527, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Man rapes woman at knife point in her home

A woman has been raped at knife point at her home in Old Trafford.

At around 7:30pm last night and unknown man forced his way into the 22 year old's home and held the knife to her face before raping and robbing her.

The offender is described as white, aged somewhere in his 20’s to 30’s and of medium build with dark hair. He spoke with a local accent and was wearing a dark hooded top or coat with dark coloured bottoms.

“This is an absolutely shocking incident and one that is sure to cause much concern to anybody who hears about what has happened. We have increased patrols to provide reassurance to the local community and carry out further enquiries.

“This man forced his way into the address and subjected his victim to a brutal and terrifying rape. We have a team of specially trained officers working to investigate and providing her with support at this difficult time.

– Detective Inspector Carl Gilbert

Man who has heart attack at Old Trafford is looking for the man who saved him

A man who had a heart attack after the Manchester United and Burnley match is looking for the man who saved his life.

Manchester United posted this video on its Twitter account early today.

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