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Man charged with Rochdale flat murder

Police have charged a man with murder after the body of a woman was found in a flat in Rochdale.

Anne-Marie Nield was discovered with multiple injuries at the property on Oldham road on Sunday morning.

Richard Howarth, 41, of no fixed abode has been charged with murder and is due to appear at Bury Magistrates Court today.

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Man found dead in Rochdale flat

A man has been found dead in a flat in Rochdale.

Police were called to Town Mill Brow in College Bank, to reports that a man's body had been found. Officers discovered the body of the 61-year-old with various injuries. His cause of death is unknown.

Enquiries are at an early stage and we are yet to establish exactly how this man died. “We are appealing for anyone who may know anything about this man's death to come and speak to police as soon as possible. “We expect further details to emerge in the coming hours and investigations will continue over night.”

– Detective Superintendent Jon Chadwick

Two more men arrested over murder of religious leader

Jalal Uddin was found with a severe head injury in February.

Police investigating the murder of a religious leader in Rochdale have arrested two more men.

Jalal Uddin, 64, was found with a severe head injury in a playground in the town on February 18. He was taken to hospital where he died a short time later.

A 28-year-old man has today been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder. A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arranging funds for terrorism.

A third man, aged 21, who had previously been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder, is also in custody for further questioning after answering bail.

Six people have now been arrested in connection with the murder of Jalal Uddin.

Police say the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact officers by calling 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Ten men jailed for 127 years for sex offences

The child sex abusers starting jail terms tonight for grooming and sexually abusing girls in Rochdale.

Ten men have been sentenced to a total of 127 years.

They were jailed following a police operation in which more than 100 men in Rochdale were questioned or arrested.

The men prayed on eight young females. Officers who worked the case said they exploited the most vulnerable people in society.

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