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Wanted: Gavin Handford from Manchester

Gavin Handford, 28, is wanted by Manchester police Credit: GMP

Warrants have been executed across Gorton and Oldham in the search for wanted man Gavin Handford.

At 6.30am this morning police officers in Manchester searched properties on Bryson Walk and Hampden Crescent, Gorton, and Randolph Street, Oldham, in a bid to find the 28-year-old.

Handford is wanted by police in connection with two assaults and supplying Class B drugs.

He has links to Ashton, Oldham and Gorton.

As part of the warrants a man in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class A and Class B drug with intent to supply and is currently in custody.

Anyone who recognises Handford, or has any information about his whereabouts, is urged to call police on 101.

Alternatively, information can be passed on anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

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Watch: Oldham's Hobson Street car park reduced to rubble

Oldham Hobson Street multi-storey car park in the town centre has been reduced to rubble in a controlled explosion.

Its been demolished after council surveys said the car park structure was 'beyond economic repair'.

“The Hobson Street car park was no longer viable for use and had to be demolished. “It was generally underused by the public with the main customers being council staff and employees from partner organisations with paid-for permits,who have since been accommodated elsewhere.”

– Cllr Jean Stretton

Police appeal for missing 62-year-old Albert Weltz

Albert Weltz Credit: GMP

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 62-year-old man from Shaw.

Albert Weltz was last seen at 10pm on Tuesday 12 July 2016 at his home on Great Meadow, Shaw.

He is white and around 5ft 10ins tall, of a stocky build with short grey/black hair and a grey beard.

It is believed he is wearing a t-shirt with a blue/black coat and jeans.

It is also believed that he is travelling in a red Nissan Note with the registration plate ML64 RKK.

Detective Constable Kelly Bragg of GMP’s Oldham borough, said:

It is out of character for Albert to be away from home like this and his family have had no contact from him.

If you know where Albert is, please get in touch with police as soon as possible.

Anyone with any information about Albert’s whereabouts should contact police on 101 quoting reference 708 of 13/07/16.

– Detective Constable Kelly Bragg

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