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Man from Rochdale guilty of murder of Islamic scholar

A man from Rochdale has been found guilty of the murder of an Islamic scholar in the town.

Jalal Uddin was murdered in a park in Rochdale Credit: ITV

Jalal Uddin was murdered while walking home from prayers.

Mohammed Syeedy had denied murdering Mr Uddin in an ISIS inspired plot.

Man airlifted to hospital after being found on fire in Rochdale

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A man has been airlifted to hospital after being found on fire at a Frankie and Benny’s restaurant in Greater Manchester.

Emergency crews were called to a retail park in Rochdale at 11.15am.

Paramedics discovered a man who had suffered burns from the waist down.

He was rushed to Wythenshawe Hospital by air ambulance.

A spokesman for the North West Ambulance Service confirmed that medics were called to help a man this morning.

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We were called to Sandbrook Park in Rochdale at 11.16pm to a patient who appeared to have burns.

They were taken by air ambulance to Wythenshawe Hospital.

– North West Ambulance Service
This was the scene outside the restaurant in Rochdale Credit: MEN Syndication

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Man charged after teenage girl killed in Rochdale collision

Chloe Cockton, 16, died and four other teenagers were injured in the crash in the early hours of Sunday, July 24. Credit: MEN Syndication

A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a teenage girl died in a collision in Rochdale.

Michael Bowker, 19, from Rochdale, has also been charged with two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He has been released on bail to appear at Bury and Rochdale Magistrates Court on Friday, September 23.

Chloe Cockton, 16, died and four other teenagers were injured in the crash in the early hours of Sunday, July 24.

The crash happened near the junction with Mellor Street and Bury Road in the early hours of the morning.

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Watch: Jalal Uddin murder trial hears of accused's support for ISIS

A court has heard how a man accused of being part of a plot to murder an Islamic scholar in Rochdale had photos on his phone showing his support for Islamic State and ISIS.

Jalal Uddin was 72 when he was beaten to death he was walking home from a friend's house after prayers.

Mohammed Syeedy, who's 21 and from the the town, denies murder.

Matt O'Donoghue's been in court:

Jalal Uddin murder trial hears evidence from girl who found body

The jury in the trial of Jalal Uddin's murder have heard evidence from the 16-year-old girl who found him dead in February this year.

Matt O'Donoghue is at Manchester Crown Court.

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