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Man stabbed in the chest in Stockport

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A man has been stabbed in Stockport overnight. Police were called to Middlesex Road in Brinnington shortly after 2am to reports of an assault.

Officers found a 29-year-old man unconscious with a stab wound to his chest. He is now in a serious condition in hospital. A woman of the same age was arrested at the scene.

“First of all our thoughts are with the man, he is in a serious condition in hospital. Our specially trained officers are with his family at this difficult time.

“We are currently trying to establish the circumstances around the incident and anyone with any information about those involved, the assault or the lead up to the assault is asked to contact police as soon as possible.

“We do not believe there is any wider risk to the public.”

– Detective Inspector Ian Harratt from GMP’s Oldham Division

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Stepping Hill nurse Victorino Chua seeking leave to appeal

Stepping Hill nurse Victorino Chua was given a total of 25 life sentences. Credit: Greater Manchester Police.

Stepping Hill nurse Victorino Chua, convicted of poisoning patients at the Stockport Hospital, has been granted court date to hear his claims of innocence.

Chua is seeking leave to appeal the convictions which saw him jailed for 35 years in May last year.

He was earlier convicted of two counts of murder, intentionally causing grievous bodily harm, and attempting to intentionally cause grievous bodily harm to 21 other patients.

Chua was given a total of 25 life sentences for his crimes. But he's always denied allegations he deliberately tampered with saline drips that were stored on acute treatment wards at Stepping Hill.

His solicitors confirmed today that a court hearing will take place on July 28 to at the Court of Appeal to discuss his application for leave to appeal.

It's understood there is just one ground for appeal being made, relating to evidence of a letter which was shown to the jury.

Prince Harry in Stockport for rugby skills workshop

Prince Harry joined an RFU-backed community rugby programme in Alexandra Park in Stockport to get youngsters to play the sport.

Harry is Vice-Patron of the Rugby Football Union Credit: ITV Granada

The RFU has partnered with StreetGames, as part of their Try for Change initiative designed to promote and broaden the reach of rugby to more young people in local communities.

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Harry gets involved in the skills workshop Credit: ITV Granada

As Vice-Patron of the RFU, Prince Harry is keen to support the organisation's efforts to make rugby more inclusive across society, and in doing so, use the sport to help tackle a number of significant social challenges around educational and social inclusion, mental and physical wellbeing, unemployment and community cohesion.

Two killed on Day One of TT Races

Paul Shoesmith, 50, made his TT Races debut in 2005. Credit: TT Races.

Two competitors at the Isle of Man TT Races have died.

Sidecar driver Dwight Beare, 27, and motorcyclist Paul Shoesmith, 50, were killed during the first day of the Races.

ACU Events Ltd, which organises the races, said it wished to pass its deepest sympathy to the families and friends of both riders.

Mr Beare, who is originally from Melbourne, Australia but lived in Onchan in the Isle of Man, was killed following an accident near Rhencullen during Saturday's Sidecar Race 1.

He made his debut at the TT Races in 2014, achieving a 12th place in his second race on the Isle of Man when he competed with father Noel as his passenger.

The pair returned to the Isle of Man TT last year, achieving a 17th place in the first sidecar race.

His passenger this year, Benjamin Binns, from the Isle of Man, was airlifted to Nobles Hospital where he was described as being stable with a fractured ankle.

Mr Shoesmith, from Poynton, Lancashire, was killed following an accident on Sulby Straight during Saturday's solo practice. The session was abandoned.

He had made his debut at the TT Races in 2005 and had a highest placed finish of 15th on the TT Mountain Course in both the Superbike and Senior Races in 2011.

He also achieved finishes of 8th and 11th in the 2008 and 2009 Lightweight TT Races at the Billown circuit.

He achieved his fastest ever lap around the TT Mountain Course in Saturday's Superbike Race, lapping at 125.896mph and finishing 29th. He won 40 bronze replicas, including the one he received for Saturday's race.

A statement from ACU Events said: "Paul also operated his own Ice Valley Four Anjels Racing team and gave numerous riders the opportunity to compete at a high level in the TT Races including many of the current race paddock."

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