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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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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:
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.
The jury has been read evidence from a woman whose daighter was helped by Jalal Uddin's #ruqya when she developed epilepsy.
A 16 year old girl told the court of the traumatic moment she discovered Jalal Uddin as he lay, battered, in a #Rochdale park
In a recorded interview the girl says: “I was traumatised by the whole thing. I was screaming, I lost my breath. "
The girl continued: I had a panic attack; I just freaked out. I was crying. When he stopped moving, I lost it and was screaming.
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A court's heard that a video of an Islamic scholar murdered in Rochdale was shown to a friend of the accused on the night of the attack.
Jalal Uddin died in February after being attacked as he walked home from prayers. Mohammed Syeedy denies murder.
The jury's just been told Mohammed Kadir - the man who the prosecution allege delivered the killed hammer blows to Jalal Uddin - drove home.
On the way home to #Oldham Mohammed Kadir stopped at a take away where he used to work. A friend had heard what had happened to Mr Uddin.
The friend was shown a video on a mobile phone of Jalal Uddin, an #Islamic scholar, on the floor in the park with massive head injuries.
Mohammed Syeedy's case is he had no idea that Mohammed Kadir intended to kill Jalal Uddin. The jury's job's to determine if that is true.
Murder victim Jalal Uddin secured his first job as an imam at the age of 20.
The Islamic scholar began learning the Koran at an early age in his home country of Bangladesh, a jury at Manchester Crown Court was told.
By the age of 21, he gained the title of Qari Saab, a term of respect reflecting a deep knowledge and understanding of the Koran.
Married with children, he came to the UK to work as an imam in 2002 - initially in Birmingham and later in Rochdale.
The jury heard Mr Uddin, 71, had worked at the Jalalia Mosque in Trafalgar Street, Rochdale, and still prayed there.
Prosecutor Paul Greaney QC said Mr Uddin was "a quiet and dignified man who was not only well respected in the local community but also well liked".
He said he had made "a positive contribution" in Rochdale but at the time of his death he was illegally in the UK and that had been his status for "many years".
Mr Uddin would not settle in any particular address for long and tended to stay with different members of the community for varying periods of time.
The community was happy to support him in this way because of his status as Qari Saab, said Mr Greaney, and Mr Uddin would always prefer to stay near to the Jalalia Mosque so he could pray there five times a day.
At the time of his death he was staying rent-free at a vacant house in Samson Street.
Mr Uddin was en route to that address after visiting a friend's house in South Street before he was brutally murdered on the evening of February 18 this year.
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