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Police are investigating after a double stabbing in Oldhmam. Two men, both in their 20's were walking on Red Hall Street in the early hours of Monday when a man stabbed them in the back and legs after trying to steal one of their bags.
Both were taken to hospital and were treated for non-life threatening injuries. A 23-year-old man has been arrested and remains in custody.
Detective Sergeant Laura Crossley said: “Although an arrest has been made, we are still keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the assault.”
Two men from Greater Manchester who died in a motorway crash in Scotland have been named.
21-year-old Tosief Ahmed and 22-year-old Asad Majeed died at the scene after their car crashed into the column of a bridge near Gretna.
Both men are from Oldham and Police Scotland say their relatives have been told.
A man has been charged with murder following a fatal stabbing in Oldham.
19-year-old Tommy Bilton was stabbed on Ashton Road in the early hours of Saturday August 15 and died in hospital late that day. A 23-year-old man was stabbed in the same incident and remains in hospital with serious injuries.
23-year-old Matthew Gregory of Horsedge street in Oldham has been charged with murder, section 18 assault and violent disorder. He has been remanded into custody to appear before Oldham Magistrates’ Court on Friday August 21.
Police investigating a fatal stabbing in Oldham have made a second arrest.
The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday August 15 on Ashton Road where two men were found with stab wounds.
One of the victims later died and a murder investigation was launched while the other remains in hospital with serious injuries.
On Monday a 23-year-old man was arrested in Newcastle on suspicion of murder and attempted murder and he remains in custody.
Anybody with information should contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
A missing 14-year-old girl has been found safe and well in Spain. Camilia Lupu was reported missing from her home in Oldham on Friday 26 June 2015.
Yesterday, Monday 13 July 2015, Camilia handed herself in to police in the Almerian Province of Spain as a direct result of the media coverage generated in the UK last Friday, 10 July 2015.
The 37-year-old Romanian national called Alin Coman, who she was believed to be travelling with, remains wanted by Greater Manchester Police on suspicion of child abduction.
Coman is described as white, Romanian, around 1.8 m tall, slim build with short, dark receding hair and a mole in the middle of his forehead.
Obviously everyone is delighted with the news that Camilia is safe, well and under the protection of the Spanish police.
Greater Manchester Police is now working with the Spanish authorities and social services in the United Kingdom to bring her home. I would like to personally thank those members of the media who assisted us with the appeal, as a direct result of that coverage a young girl has escaped potential harm and will hopefully now be returned home safely.
Anyone with information of Coman’s whereabouts is asked to call 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Francis Patrick Doherty, 61 from Burnley, is wanted for breaching of his notification requirements by not informing police of his current address in May. As a result, his licence was revoked and he is now being recalled to prison.
The last sighting of Doherty reported to police was at Spring Gardens Post Office in Manchester on Saturday 13 June 2015.
He is also known to have connections to Oldham and Rochdale having visited the areas previously and so he is believed to possibly be in the Greater Manchester area.
Doherty’s last conviction was in 2014, also for failing to inform police of his address. He was originally sentenced for the sexual assault of a boy at Burnley Crown Court in May 2005.
I am asking anyone who may have seen or knows of the whereabouts of Francis Patrick Doherty to get in touch with the police immediately.
He has not been in touch with the officers who monitor him as per his notification requirements for well over a month which is simply unacceptable.
We take any breach of notification requirements very seriously and are continuing to try and find him.
I would also urge Doherty himself, if he sees this appeal, to hand himself in to the police.
Aside from Manchester, Doherty also has links to Lancashire including Accrington, Bacup and Haslingden. He tends to move around sleeping on friend’s sofas.
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A man has been arrested after a large fire at a warehouse in Oldham.
The fire brigade dealt with a large fire at around 12.35am at the Holden Fold Mill warehouse which belongs to the Oldham Sofa Company.
A number of local residents were evacuated from their homes as a result of the blaze.
A 50-year-old man was later arrested by police on suspicion of arson and remains in police custody for questioning.
"We are treating the fire as deliberate and a 50-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson and remains in custody for questioning."
"I do not want people to be unduly alarmed and while I obviously cannot go into specifics, we believe this is the result of an ongoing dispute and is not a random act so I do not want the community to be fearful."
"Firefighters did an excellent job as they always do in bringing the fire under control and there was no damage to people's homes nor were there any injuries."
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 9080 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
A sofa business is counting the cost of a second suspected arson attack in a matter of months.
The warehouse at Holden Fold Mill in Royton, which belongs to the Oldham Sofa Company, was hit by the fire overnight after another fire broke out at the premises in early May.
Fire crews attended the scene and were able to get the fire under control. A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson.