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Third teenager arrested over college stabbing

A third 17-year-old remains in police custody. Credit: ITV News/Granada Reports

A third teenager has been arrested after a teenager was stabbed during a lesson at a Cheshire college.

Two other 17-year-olds remain in custody after the incident at Riverside College, Widnes, on Wednesday afternoon. The 17-year-old victim remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

I would like to reassure people that this appears to be an isolated incident. The investigation is continuing and enquiries are ongoing. If anyone has any concerns regarding the incident or any information, which could assist with our enquiries, they are urged to speak to a local officer or call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 473 of 7 December.

– Chief Inspector Richard Rees, Cheshire Police

Stab victim named as local man - Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police have confirmed the 51 year old man who it's thought died from a single stab wound in an incident on Millman Road, Walton has now been named. He was Stephen Essery who was from the Walton area. Four people arrested remain in custody.

A 41-year-old man from Kirkdale, a 16-year-old boy, a 46-year-old man, and a 37-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of murder remain in custody.

Tribute to Urmston man: 'A really likeable man who lived life to the full'

Phillip Owen Credit: GMP

The family of a 42 year old man who died in Urmston have paid tribute to him.

Phillip Owen's body was found at his home on Gloucester Road at 7pm last Sunday evening.

He had a single stab wound to his neck.

Detectives have launched a murder investigation and are now appealing to the public for information.

He was a good brother and son and always worked really hard at everything he did. He could make friends in a second and was a really likeable person who lived live to the full.

– Family tribute

This is now a murder enquiry and we will do everything we can to bring those responsible to justice.

“Our thoughts are with Phillip’s family at this difficult time and specially trained officers are on hand to offer their support.

“We are now appealing for the public’s help with our investigation, any information you have could be a vital part of the jigsaw.

“The loss of any loved one is heart breaking but for the victim’s family and friends to lose him like this must be unbearable and I would urge anyone with knowledge to get in touch with us.”

– Detective Superintendent Jon Chadwick, Head of GMP’s Major Incident Team

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 2397 of 30/10/16, or Crimestoppers,


Man charged with murder after woman stabbed in Wigan

A man, 51, has been charged with murdering the 42-year-old at a house in Wigan. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

A man has been charged after a woman was killed in Wigan.

The woman, 42, was found with stab wounds to the chest at a house on Makinson Avenue on the afternoon of Thursday, October 6.

She was taken to hospital but died from her injuries a short time later.

Stuart Gallear, 51, from Wigan, has been charged with murder.

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