Police are investigating reports of a shooting in Blackburn. They were called to Kempton Rise at 9.20 last night. A shotgun believed to have been used in the incident was later found. There are no reports of injuries.
A man's in hospital after a mass brawl in Manchester. Police were called to reports of 20 people fighting on Bury New Road in the Strangeways area this morning. It is thought that the man was stabbed.
A man's recovering after he was slashed in an unprovoked attack in Greater Manchester. He was knifed at a bus stop on Rochdale Road in Blackley. Detectives say the attacker was behaving erratically.
"This was an unprovoked attack and we need to trace the man responsible. His behaviour was very erratic so I am urging any commuters who were in the area to call us if they remember seeing a man fitting this description."
A man has been injured in a knife attack in Blackley. He was slashed at a bus stop on Rochdale Road. Witnesses say his attacker was shouting and behaving erratically. The victim suffered serious wounds to his hands.
Police are appealing for the public's help in locating a 15-year-girl who has been missing since Wednesday.
Levi Margison, was last seen at her home in Rochdale but is understood to have got a taxi from Asda supermarket in The Old Cricket Ground in Rochdale to ASDA in Longhill Road in Huddersfield.
She is described as white, around 5ft 4 ins tall, slim with a pale complexion, green eyes and long, wavy, shoulder length, dyed red hair.
She was last seen wearing an orange hooded top, blue jeans, a grey zip-up top with hood and multi-coloured high top trainers. It is understood that she left with a suitcase of clothes.
"Although Levi has been reported missing from the Rochdale area the focus of our enquiries at this time in the Huddersfield area. I would urge anyone who has seen a girl matching Levi's description to call Kirklees CID on 101"
Detective Inspector Jim Griffiths, West Yorkshire Police
Police dog Millie from Cumbria Constabulary has given birth to ten new springer spaniel puppies.
Officers say mother and puppies are all doing well and are healthy.
Sergeant Mark Yielder, from the Cumbria Constabulary Dog Unit, said:
“The puppies will be brought up to the Dogs Unit at Police Headquarters and will rest in our purpose made puppy kennel. The kennel is fitted with heated lamps and whelping beds so the puppies will be as comfortable as possible.”
This is the first litter from a Cumbria Constabulary dog since 2007. It is also the first time ever that the litter will be of puppies that will become specialist operational dogs for Cumbria Constabulary.
Lancashire Police is hosting a conference to share ideas on dealing with child sexual exploitation. The conference will cover lessons learned from recent high profile investigations and their impact on community cohesion and feature a case study of group related abuse and exploitation.
“We strive for excellence in all areas of policing, and none more so than in our protection of children to keep them safe from being abused and exploited. This conference will allow agencies to share good practice in relation to the provision of the best possible care for victims and their families.A significant area for us all requiring both cultural and legal change is how victims of exploitation, particularly those that have been in care, are both perceived and treated by services..”
"Ensuring services for victims of CSE are supported is a key part of the Commissioner's Police and Crime Plan, and I am proud to be able to represent him at this conference. We must ensure we all work together to tackle and raise awareness of CSE, and this event is an excellent example of that. It will allow valuable resources and best practice to be shared, as well as strengthening the Constabulary's commitment to tackling CSE. I hope all victims across Lancashire – or anyone concerned a child may be being abused – will feel they can come forward to Lancashire police."
Lancashire Police will host a conference on child sexual exploitation. The aim is to bring together experts to share best practice in dealing with the issue. Last year the force received 1,307 referrals about vulnerable children.
Police in Lancashire say they've seen a rise in the number of reports of sexual offences against children. The number of cases have gone up by around a third since last year. Lancashire Police has launched a child sexual exploitation awareness week to encourage victims to speak out.
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