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School pays tribute to "beautiful little girl" Saffie Rose Roussos, youngest victim of Manchester attack

Eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos has been described as a "beautiful little girl" by the headteacher of her school.

"The thought that anyone could go out to a concert and not come home is heartbreaking.

"Saffie was simply a beautiful little girl in every aspect of the word. She was loved by everyone and her warmth and kindness will be remembered fondly. Saffie was quiet and unassuming with a creative flair."

Chris Upton said staff are focusing on helping pupils and staff cope with the news and that specialist support from Lancashire County Council have been called in to help.

  • Chris Upton, Headteacher at Tarleton Community Primary School in Preston:


Police want to trace this man after woman 'grabbed' in park

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Police want to speak to this man after a woman was grabbed whilst out running in Preston.

The 22-year-old was jogging along Blackpool Road parallel to Moor Park on Saturday at around 3.25pm when a man on a bicycle has stopped in front of her.

The woman has gone to run around him when he has grabbed at her. She has managed to get free and ran off away from the cyclist.

DC Caroline Turley from Preston CID said:

The victim was understandably shaken by this incident and thankfully managed to run off.

We need to find this man and so if you think you may know who he is, please get in touch with us.

– DC Caroline Turley
  • Anyone with information can call 101 quoting incident reference 1036 of May 13th.

Preston drivers appeal against controversial fines in bus lanes

Preston bus lane:23,000 fines in two months Credit: ITV Granada

A number of specimen appeals are taking place today over fines issued to drivers after the introduction of a controversial bus lane in Preston.

Drivers appealing against fines Credit: ITV Granada

It comes after 23,000 in just 2 months were caught out with the changes on Fishergate which were aimed at reducing congestion.

It's claimed fines total 20- thousand pounds a day.


Murder investigation launch after body of woman found at address

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A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a woman in Preston.

Police were called at shortly after 2am this morning to an address on Chatsworth Street in the city.

On arrival a 42-year-old woman was found inside with a serious head injury. She was taken by ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital where she sadly later died.

A 52-year-old man from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody.

Takeaway drivers targeted twice in same day by thieves

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Takeaway drivers are being targeted by gangs in Preston.

Two delivery drivers were robbed in the same day on Sunday. The first theft was around 1am when a man attempted to deliver pizza on Wilmot Road in Ribbleton. He was threatened by four men and handed £20 worth of food over.

The group are described as white, in their twenties and were dressed in dark clothing.

Later that day at, 8:30pm, a second theft tokk place after another takeaway worker again attended an address on Wilmot Road where he was threatened by a man with a baseball bat and ordered to hand over £50 of food.

The offender was described as white, of slim build, aged approximately 26 to 27 with black jeans and a dark jacket.

These poor delivery drivers were only doing their jobs when they were both threatened and one assaulted.

We think these two incidents are linked given how similar they are in nature and also given the location.

If you have any information about either incident, please get in touch with us by calling 101 quoting crime reference SA1707323.

– PC Chris Bryce, Preston Police
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