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Teenager arrested over huge mill fire

Half of the building collapsed, but what remained was totally gutted by the fire. Credit: @SavvyJustine

A 16-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a huge fire at a derelict mill in Oldham.

Emergency services were called to the listed Bailey Mill on Oldham Road, Delph, at around 3pm on Tursday, June 14.

Nearby homes were evacuated and roads closed as firefighters worked to bring the fire under control.

Half of the building collapsed, but what remains was totally gutted by the fire.

The teenage has been released on bail.

Road closures in the area have now been lifted.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 8427, 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Woman "very seriously injured" in Oldham crash

The junction of Broadway and Chadderton Way Credit: Google Maps

A woman has reportedly suffered "very serious injuries" after a crash in Oldham.

The woman, who was driving a Fiat Punto, collided with a Fiat Transit at the junction of Broadway and Chadderton Way.

A police spokesman said she has been taken to hospital with “very serious injuries”.

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The death of a woman in Failsworth is being treated as non-suspicious.

Oldham Road, Failsworth Credit: Google Maps

The death of a woman in Failsworth is being treated as non-suspicious.

At around 11:30pm on Saturday 28 May 2016, police attended an address on Oldham Road, Failsworth after receiving an abandoned emergency call.

At the address, officers spoke with a 42-year-old woman who had minor facial injuries.

A 57-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of assault and taken into custody for questioning. He has since been bailed until 29 July 2016.

Police later returned to the address to take a statement but found the body of the woman inside.

A post-mortem has concluded and there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death. The details have been passed to the coroner.

An automatic referral has been made by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

Detective Chief Inspector Howard Millington said:

Our thoughts are with the family of the woman at this extremely difficult time and we currently have specially trained officers providing them with support.

In line with our usual policy when an incident such as this occurs, we have made referral to the IPCC and we await their decision on whether or not they wish to investigate.

We are continuing to investigating the circumstances surrounding the report of assault that was made to police.

– Detective Chief Inspector Howard Millington

Anybody with information should contact police on 101, quoting incident number 2778 of 28/05/16, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Calls for law change as councillor remains in office following sex offences conviction

Mike Buckley remains on the local council following his conviction.

He was convicted in Manchester four months ago and is now on the sex offenders register.

But Councillor Mike Buckley remains an independent councillor for Dobcross and Saddleworth.

He was convicted for possessing indecent images of boys and was subject to a curfew.

Yet because he wasn't jailed, the law says he can't be pushed out of his role.

There's now a call for a change in the law as our correspondent Ann O'Connor reports.

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