Police have issued a warning after dozens of legal high canisters were found just yards from a Stockport school.
The empty canisters, which had contained nitrous oxide, were discovered on the open field by Reddish Vale High School.
Stockport North GMP said an “extremely large” number of used canisters were recovered, and that parents who know their children hang around that area with friends should be ‘very concerned’.
Also known as Laughing Gas, Hippy-Crack and Cream Whippits, nitrous oxide is often inhaled from balloons.
It gives users a light-headed, euphoric feeling that lasts for several seconds, but can be fatal in large doses as it deprives the body of oxygen.
Stockport North GMP posted a warning on its Facebook, alerting people to the dangers of the legal high.
It said: “When used in medicine, it is mixed with oxygen to make sure that the gas doesn’t cause nerve or brain damage.
“When used recreationally such as this, the inhalation of this gas causes ‘hypoxia’ which basically means that your child would be starving their brain and body of oxygen causing a number of medical issues.
“Seventeen people in the UK died between 2006 and 2012 after taking the drug. Don’t let your child be the next!
“If you know your child uses these or you find similar canisters on them, then please do warn them of the dangers and report where they got them from.
“If you see anyone selling these canisters either in a shop or personally then please do call the council and report to trading standards. The more information we receive, the more action we can take.
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The results of the voting in the Stockport local elections 5th May 2016 are in and Labour has retained overall control.
- Bramhall North Ward: Linda Holt (Conservative)
- Bramhall South & Woodford Ward: Brian Bagnall (Conservative)
- Bredbury & Woodley Ward: Christine Corris (Liberal Democrats)
- Bredbury Green & Romiley Ward:Lisa Smart (Liberal Democrat)
- Brinnington & Central Ward: Andy Sorton (Labour)
- Cheadle & Gatley Ward: Keith Holloway (Liberal Democrat)
- Cheadle Hulme North Ward: John Pantall (Liberal Democrat)
- Cheadle Hulme South Ward: Mark Hunter (Liberal Democrat)
- Davenport & Cale Green Ward: Wendy Wild (Labour)
- Edgeley & Cheadle Heath Ward: Sheila Bailey (Labour)
- Hazel Grove Ward: Jon Twigge (Liberal Democrat)
- Heald Green Ward: Anna Charles-Jones (Independent Rate Payer)
- Heatons North Ward: David Sedgwick (Labour)
- Heatons South Ward: Colin Foster (Labour)
- Manor Ward: Charlie Stewart (Labour)
- Marple North Ward: Malcolm Allan (Liberal Democrat)
- Marple South Ward: Tom Dowse (Conservative)
- Offerton Ward: Laura Booth (Liberal Democrat)
- Reddish North Ward: Kate Butler (Labour)
- Reddish South Ward: Yvonne Guariento (Labour)
- Stepping Hill Ward: Mark Weldon (Liberal Democrat)
A man has died and three people have been injured after a car crash in Hazel Grove, Stockport.
Police were alerted to reports of a crash at around 4pm on Sunday, April 24.
Emergency services attended the scene where a head on collision had taken place between two cars on the A6, Buxton Road.
A 43-year-old man died at the scene. A 23-year-old man was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious conditon.
A man and a woman were also taken to hospital with serious injuries which are not thought to be life threatening.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them, as soon as possible, by calling 101.
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A 21-year-old woman who was groomed and sexually abused by a gang of men and boys when she was a teenager could have her baby son permanently taken from her as a result of a High Court judge concluding that she shook him and caused brain damage.
The woman injured her son when he was about three months old, according to Ms Justice Russell.
The little boy, who is now nearly 18 months old, was admitted to hospital in January 2015. He is said to be "recovering well".
A family court judge has yet to make decisions on whether the little boy should be taken away from his parents.
Ms Justice Russell said:
"I conclude on the basis of the evidence in this case pertaining to this child that (he) was shaken by his mother."
Ms Justice Russell said the woman had featured in a trial about three years ago which led to three men being convicted of a variety of sex offences.
The judge said the woman had endured a "very troubled childhood" and been a "victim of sexual predation from an early age".
A man with a rare blood disorder, known as the 'Celtic Curse', is warning others to be aware of the symptoms. Bernard McGrath, from Stockport, suffers from Haemochromotosis: which means his body absorbs too much iron. He says the condition, which can be fatal, is often missed by doctors. He's now on a mission to warn others about the blood disorder.
Ashley Derricott reports.