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Two women arrested after death in Oldham

Police were caled to Littlemoor Lane in Oldham early this morning

Two women have been arrested following the death of a man in Oldham. Police were called to a house on Littlemoor Lane at one o'clock this morning to reports that a man had been injured. The 55 year old was later pronounced dead at the scene. Two women, aged 34 and 54, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are being questioned by detectives. A post mortem will be carried out later to establish the cause of death.

I want to offer reassurance to the community that we have made quick arrests following this man’s death and, at this stage, we are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.

– Detective Superintendent Tony Creely, Greater Manchester Police

Deer found dying in a freezing canal is released back into the wild

Deer on the road to recovery Credit: MEN Syndication

A deer found shivering in a freezing cold canal has now been released back into the wild. The roe was discovered in water near Chew Valley Road, in Greenfield, near Oldham, by a member of the public a fortnight ago.

Rescuers found she was shaking, lethargic and handed her over to the RSPCA for treatment. After recovering at one of the charity’s wildlife centres in Nantwich, she has now been released back into the wild. And as the video shows she was raring to go!

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Trio jailed after threatening elderly couple at gunpoint

Paul Boyce, Nathan Riley, Elliot Howells

Three men who robbed an elderly couple at gun point have been jailed. The pensioners had weapons pointed at their heads by the gang as they lay in bed at their home in Oldham. The men had broken into the house on Ripponden road last September in the early hours but escaped with just a watch after one of the victims screamed. The trio were found a short time later hiding in a loft.

One member of the gang, Nathan Riley had robbed a convenience store - which happened just hours earlier. He was jailed for 6 years and 8 months.

His accomplices Paul Boyce, of Mardale Close, and Elliott Howells, of Mackenzie Walk, were jailed for 7 and a half and 8 years respectively.

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Teen in hospital after taking contaminated MDMA at party

Police are warning about the dangers of taking contaminated drugs after a teenager collapsed in Oldham.

Officers were called to a house on Ivygreen Drive in Oldham in the early hours of Sunday morning after reports an 18-year-old man had collapsed.

Police say he had consumed MDMA while at a party and suffered a reaction that caused him to collapse and fit.

He is being treated in hospital and remains on the High Dependency Unit.

Police believe the drugs he may have been ingested were contaminated.

Detective Sergeant Rick Arthern said:

"Taking drugs is risky enough, but when you factor in that we believe this may be a contaminated or 'bad batch' of homemade MDMA then that risk goes up still further so my message would be quite simple: don't do it. It’s not worth playing Russian roulette with your own life."

– Detective Sergeant Rick Arthern

Press conference expected later over rumours Ched Evans may join Oldham Athletic

A press conference is expected to take place later over the potential signing of convicted rapist Ched Evans to Oldham Athletic.

The striker has been without a club since he left prison in October. Thousands of people have signed a petition calling on Oldham to refuse to sign him. The club are yet to make any formal announcement.

The Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) has always taken the stance that Evans deserved the chance to resume his career following his release from prison.

It is due to hold a press conference on Monday concerning the player.

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