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Man attempts to lure schoolboys into car in Stockport

Parents in Stockport are being warned to be vigilant after claims a man attempted to get two schoolboys into his car.

Police are investigating the incident - the fourth this month - which occurred on Woodford Road, Bramhall, at 8.45am on Thursday.

The two boys, aged 10 and 11, were walking to school when a blue/grey car pulled up to them.

It is alleged he shouted abuse at the boys and asked them to get in the car.

Nearby Queensgate Primary School alerted parents - reminding them to tell their children to be 'vigilant at all times'.

Thieves smash digger into cashpoint at supermarket

Trail of destruction - scene after digger smashed into wall at Morrisons in Stockport Credit: Men Syndication

This was the trail of destruction left after raiders crashed a digger into the wall of a Morrisons supermarket in a daring bid to steal the cash machine. The stolen JCB was driven into the ATM at the shop in Bredbury, Stockport, in the early hours of Monday.

Officers were called to the scene and discovered a digger had badly damaged the wall of the supermarket on Stockport Road West. It is not thought that any money was taken during the attack.

A spokesman for GMP confirmed that officers were called to the scene at 3.40am and found the stolen JCB had been driven into a wall.

No arrests have yet been made and it’s believed no money was taken.


Burnham: NHS has had 'worst week in living memory'

The Shadow Health Secretary says thousands of patients are being put at risk and the NHS has had its "worst week in living memory".

Andy Burnham has criticised the government over waiting figures Credit: PA Images

“These figures show the Tory A&E crisis is intensifying and putting thousands of patients at risk.

“Last week was the worst week the NHS has experienced in living memory.

“Over 16,000 people had to wait on trolleys in corridors – a staggering 29 per cent increase on the previous worst two weeks earlier.

“David Cameron’s failure to produce a plan to deal with this cannot carry on. Their complacency is exposing far too many vulnerable people to too much risk.

“Labour has today issued a five point plan and we call on the Government to adopt it without delay.”

– Andy Burnham MP, Shadow Health Secretary

'Child prostitution' label an insult to victims - MP

MP wants term 'child prostitution' outlawed

Stockport MP Ann Coffey is hoping to get the expression 'child prostitution' removed from all legislation.

Ann Coffey Stockport MP

Ms Coffey, who prepared a report into child sexual exploitation in the North West, said the phrase was 'outdated' and an insult to victims. She'll be tabling the amendments in Parliament later.

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