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Class of 92 fail to turn back time

Manchester United veterans Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Phil and Gary Neville put their boots on once more to take on the football club they now own. The so called "Class of 92" were helping to raise money for non league Salford City at the AJ Bell Stadium. But the veterans ended up losing five one to Salford.. There was a cheeky consolation goal from Ryan Giggs - scored from the penalty spot.

Class of 92 pull boots back on once more

Manchester United veterans Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Phil and Gary Neville are coming out of retirement to take on the football club they now own. The so-called "Class of 92" are helping raise funds for non league Salford City tonight at the AJ Bell Stadium. Phil Neville told Granada Reports' sports correspondent David Chisnall he was looking forward to playing again.


Salford boxer 'gutted' and 'confused' about being shot

Salford boxer Jamie Moore has posted a message on Twitter thanking people for their support, after he was shot in the leg in Marbella.

He added that he was 'gutted' and 'confused' about what happened.


Thanks for all the well wishes. Overwhelmed. Gutted and confused about what happened, but thank God I'm ok. X


It's at times like this that you realise how well your thought of. I've had unbelievable support. Means a lot it really does. #BoxingFamily

Police: Salford child abduction was "false alarm"

Police in Salford say a reported child abduction on Friday was a false alarm.

Officers investigated the circumstances surrounding the report that a man had momentarily abducted a three-year-old girl at a block of flats in the Patricroft area.

“We have spoken to witnesses, viewed CCTV and made extensive enquiries to verify what has taken place. We are now happy that this was a misunderstanding.

“From what the three-year-old child’s mum saw she was right to be concerned and right to report this to the police.

“The child momentarily moved from the area where she was playing and the man described saw her running towards the road and was bringing her back to where she had come from."

– Detective Inspector Ben Hart


Thousands of swimmers take on open water challenge

Thousands of swimmers take on open water for Great Manchester Swim
Thousands of swimmers take on open water for Great Manchester.Swim Credit: ITV Granada

Great Swim 2014 ambassador and Coronation Street actress Catherine Tyldesley lent her support to the thousands of swimmers taking to on open water at Salford Quays.

The Great Manchester Swim takes place over a one mile course, starting near the Lowry and Media City UK, passing through Mariners Canal and finishing beside the Helly Hansen Watersports Centre.

Attempted abduction of three year old girl

Police are hunting a man who tried to abduct a three year old girl in Salford this afternoon.

He lifted her over the fence of a garden in Patricroft and was attempting to walk off with her. The girl's mum immediately challenged him and he quickly left the area. The girl was not physically injured in any way.

The man was described as being of eastern European appearance, around 5ft 8in tall, of medium build and with black, short but tightly curled hair. He was described as wearing a red and white baseball cap, red jacket and red trainers.

“We do not know what this man’s intentions were, but nevertheless are very concerned about this incident and we have launched a criminal investigation led by a team of experienced detectives."

– Detective Inspector Benjamin Hart
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