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Man found dead outside Rochdale health centre

A man has been found dead outside a health centre in Rochdale.

Three girls found the man slumped on a bench outside the Nye Bevan Health Centre on Maclure Road in Freehold on Monday 3rd of April.

When they arrived, emergency services discovered the body of a 50-year-old man.

Police say there aren't any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death, but they are keen to speak to the three girls who found him.

Anyone with information should contact the Police Coroner’s Office on 0161 856 909

Nye Bevan Health Centre, Rochdale Credit: Googlemaps


Four arrested as police raids net a kilo of 'Spice'

The Spice seized by police. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

More than a kilogram of ‘Spice’ has been seized a raid in Rochdale today.

Police targeted two properties in the Spotland area as part of a crackdown on the supply of psychoactive substances.

Over a kilogram of the herbal smoking mixture known as ‘Spice’ as well as drugs paraphernalia were recovered from the addresses.

Three men - a 29-year-old, a 23 -year-old, a 22 -year-old - and 19-year-old woman were all arrested and remain in police custody.

The Spice seized by police. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

“This warrant is part of an on-going campaign to clampdown on the supply of 'Spice' - a highly addictive and extremely dangerous drug which is often used by the most vulnerable people in our community.

“This is truly a terrible drug with the police experiencing first-hand the dangers of it and its impact on the community.

– Sergeant Daniel Shirazi, greater Manchester Police


Man arrested after woman's body found at address

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A man has been arrested after a woman was found dead at a house in Rochdale.

Police were called shortly before 3pm yesterday to reports that a woman was unresponsive at a house on Alder Road.

Emergency services attended and the woman was taken to hospital where she was sadly pronounced dead. A Home Office post-mortem examination is due to take place today.

Officers have launched an investigation and a 50-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody for questioning.

Detective Inspector Chris Mannion of GMP’s Rochdale Borough, said:

This tragic set of circumstances has resulted in a family losing their loved one. My thoughts are with them at this extremely hard time.

The investigation is in its early stages and we are combing through and examining each piece of evidence that is available to us at this time.

If anyone has any information that would help us in the investigation, please get in touch.

– Detective Inspector Chris Mannion
  • Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 8549 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Man jailed for 13 years for rape

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A man has been jailed for raping, beating up, and plying a a woman with drugs when she was a teenager.

Shaun Freeman 56, of Great Howarth, Rochdale was sentenced to 13 years in prison at Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court.

A jury found him guilty of four counts of rape, three counts of sexual activity with a child, one count of supplying Class B drugs and one count of assault.

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