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Town hall chiefs in Rochdale are proposing a ban on swearing in the town centre.Read the full story ›
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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.
- Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 8549 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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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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The former wife of Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk said she wanted her voice to be heard.Read the full story ›
Police want to find out about a mystery man who may have been with a two-year-old girl who suffered serious head injuries.
Officers are investigating reports that the girl was with a man in Springfield Park, Rochdale, on January 11 between 2.30pm and 5.30pm.
The girl, from Rochdale, is now in hospital in a serious but stable condition.
The ambulance service alerted the police on January 11, just after 5pm, that the girl had been taken to hospital with serious head injuries.
Detectives are seeking witnesses to an incident they believe happened earlier that day.
It is thought that the man and child arrived at and left the park in a beige-coloured Volkswagen Passat.
"We need to speak with anyone who thinks they may have seen a man with the child in Springfield Park that afternoon.
"I am appealing to anyone who has any information to please get in touch as soon as possible. Your call could prove vital in helping us secure justice for this child."
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