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The young man found dead on a remote country lane in Rochdale on Christmas Day has been named as Mohammed Aftab, 21Read the full story ›
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Police are investigating after a lorry load of cannabis was found on fire on a road near Rochdale.
Officers were called after a "large amount of fumes" came from the blaze in the trailer of the articulated lorry, found on fire on a country road in the Pennine hills.
When firefighters put the fire out, the cannabis was discovered inside.
The fire service had been called at 10.36pm last Sunday to reports of the fire on the Huddersfield Road (A640) near Cherry Top Farm outside Rochdale.
But the blaze was discovered after the driver of the Volvo lorry turned up at a takeaway two miles away in Shaw, Oldham, with serious facial injuries. He said he had been assaulted and his vehicle had been stolen. When police and fire services got to the lorry, they found the vehicle on fire and cannabis inside the trailer.
A 52-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B drugs but has since been released without charge. Officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
This is a very unusual and complex case and we still have a number of unanswered questions so I want to stress the importance of people contacting us if they know anything.
We're examining every piece of information that we have to establish what exactly has happened and are particularly interested in the events leading up to the robbery and how the lorry came to be on fire.
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 8457 quoting reference number 2110 of 17/12/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Richard Farnell has stood down as the Leader of Rochdale Council. He's faced calls to quit since recent evidence he gave to the national public inquiry into allegations of child abuse at Knowl View School.
Councillor Farnell has always denied knowing about it. He'd been due to face vote of no confidence at a council meeting on Wednesday.
Councillor Richard Farnell has resigned from his position as leader of the council with immediate effect. There are two deputy leaders who will assume his responsibilities until the council has an opportunity to appoint a new leader.
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