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Chester school latest to be evacuated in bomb scare

Blacon High School on Melbourne Road Credit: Google Maps

A school in Chester has been evacuated after receiving what police have called a 'hoax' call.

Officers attended Blacon High School on Melbourne Road investigating the call made to the school this morning. Shortly after 11.30am on Monday 23 May police attended the school to provide reassurance and a search was made of the premises by officers and staff.

We would like to reassure the community that this is a hoax call and following a search the children were allowed back in to continue their school day.

– Insp Andy Ross said:

A spokeswoman at Blacon High School confirmed that no exams had been disrupted by this morning's incident.

The news comes after two schools in Rochdale were evacuated in very similar circumstances this morning.


Man charged with Rochdale flat murder

Police have charged a man with murder after the body of a woman was found in a flat in Rochdale.

Anne-Marie Nield was discovered with multiple injuries at the property on Oldham road on Sunday morning.

Richard Howarth, 41, of no fixed abode has been charged with murder and is due to appear at Bury Magistrates Court today.

Man found dead in Rochdale flat

A man has been found dead in a flat in Rochdale.

Police were called to Town Mill Brow in College Bank, to reports that a man's body had been found. Officers discovered the body of the 61-year-old with various injuries. His cause of death is unknown.

Enquiries are at an early stage and we are yet to establish exactly how this man died. “We are appealing for anyone who may know anything about this man's death to come and speak to police as soon as possible. “We expect further details to emerge in the coming hours and investigations will continue over night.”

– Detective Superintendent Jon Chadwick


Two more men arrested over murder of religious leader

Jalal Uddin was found with a severe head injury in February.

Police investigating the murder of a religious leader in Rochdale have arrested two more men.

Jalal Uddin, 64, was found with a severe head injury in a playground in the town on February 18. He was taken to hospital where he died a short time later.

A 28-year-old man has today been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder. A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arranging funds for terrorism.

A third man, aged 21, who had previously been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder, is also in custody for further questioning after answering bail.

Six people have now been arrested in connection with the murder of Jalal Uddin.

Police say the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact officers by calling 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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