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Man charged after shots fired in Oldham

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A man has been charged after shots were fired at a house in Oldham.

Police were called to Gloucester Street North, Werneth at just before 11pm. Sarfraz Nazir of no fixed abode, was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear, possession of class A drugs and affray.

He has been remanded to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court today.

A 16-year-old boy and a 22-year-old man have been bailed pending further enquiries.


Firefighters tackle industrial estate fire in Oldham

Firefighters have worked through the night to tackle a fire at an industrial estate in Oldham.

Crews, who were first alerted at 7.13pm on Sunday, found a large amount of waste on fire that had spread to a nearby building on Mossdown Road.

Three fire engines and an aerial appliance are still at the scene as a large pile of waste continues to burn at the site.

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Firefighters say they are liaising with the site owners and Environment Agency as they break down the waste pile and put water on any pockets of fire that remain.

No injuries have been reported but the fire service has advised residents to keep windows closed as a precaution.

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