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15-year-old girl and man, 22, killed in Stockport car crash

Floral tributes have been left at Dialstone Lane. Credit: ITV News.

A 15-year-old girl and a 22-year-old man have been killed in a car crash in Stockport.

Two other men were seriously injured.

The victims were in a blue Vauxhall Corsa which collided with a tree on Dialstone Lane.

It happened at around 1.20am this morning.

The emergency services attended and the 15-year-old girl, who has not been named, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 22-year-old man suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital but died later.

A 23-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital and an 18-year-old man, who suffered serious injury, is in a stable condition.

  • Anyone with information should phone Greater Manchester Police's serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741.
Map shows Dialstone Lane. Credit: ITV News.

Family of six saved by neighbours after kitten accidentally starts candle blaze

The fire happened on Broomfield Road, seen here from the junction with Heaton Moor Road. Credit: Google Street View.

Firefighters have issued fresh warnings about the use of candles after six people were caught in a blaze at their home when a scented candle was knocked over by a kitten.

Nobody was seriously injured in the accident, in Heaton Moor, Stockport, because one of the occupants was woken by neighbours who saw smoke pouring out of the windows.

He then woke up the five people sleeping inside the house and they all managed to get out.

Greater Manchester Fire Service said it's thought the scented candle had been lit by one of the occupants when he returned from a night out and which he then left on the radiator before going to bed.

"You should never light candles and go to bed.

"Never leave them unattended and never place them near anything that can catch fire.

"In addition, pets are unpredictable.

"If you have candles on and are leaving the room for any reason, blow them out.”

– Watch Manager Dave Mee, Greater Manchester Fire Service


Have you seen this man? Appeal after sexual assault

Have you seen this man? Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police has released CCTV stills of a man they believe could have vital information about a sexual assault on a teenage girl. Do you recognise him?

The man is wanted in connection with an incident that happened on a train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston at 8.15am on Thursday March 5.

A 19 year-old girl travelling on the train was repeatedly sexually assaulted on the train as well as when she got off at Stockport Station.

The man in the pictures travelled to Manchester Piccadilly via a Manchester Airport train which he boarded at Burnage. Officers are urging him or anyone who recognises him to come forward to help assist the investigation.

Credit: British Transport Police

This was an absolutely terrifying experience for the victim and she remains shaken and upset by what happened. It is vital we track down the man who did this. Everyone has the right to travel in safety and without fear of shocking behaviour like th

– Investigating officer, PC Emma Power

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40

Man charged after motorist dragged along motorway in Salford

A 43 year old man has been charged after an incident on the M602 where a man was dragged along the motorway.

Michael Keary of Barlow Lane North, Reddish. Stockport, is charged with wounding, aggravated vehicle taking, two counts of failing to stop after a collision and failing to provide a specimen of breath.

He is due before Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

On Sunday morning a lorry overturned on the Warrington-bound M602 slip road just outside Salford.

The 28-year-old victim pulled his VW Caddy van over to the hard shoulder, thinking that he would be able to help, but instead a man jumped into his van and drove off with the victim still clinging to the vehicle.

The victim was dragged for some distance along the motorway before he fell off and sustained serious head injuries. He remains in hospital with a fractured skull but is making good progress.


Appeal to find owner of cat rescued from car bonnet

The cat has been called 'Lucky' after its escape. Credit: RSPCA

The RSPCA is trying to find the owner of a cat that was rescued from a car engine in Stockport. The driver reported difficulty changing gear and a burning smell.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service freed the cat from beneath the battery. The cat only had some burnt hairs and has been nicknamed 'Lucky'.

Chua trial told he was 'bullied at work'

A former colleague of nurse Victorino Chua, who is accused of murdering three patients at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport, told the trial he was 'gentle and caring."

But she said was aware of rumours that he had been bullied by other staff.

Our correspondent Amy Welch reports from today's hearing:

  1. Amy Welch - Correspondent

Victim of alleged poisoning asked whether he was diabetic, court hears

The sister of a man who was allegedly poisoned by a nurse at Stepping Hill has told a court she was asked if he was a diabetic after his blood sugar levels dropped dangerously low.

Derek Weaver is one of three patients nurse Victorino Chua is accused of murdering after injecting insulin into saline solutions to deliberately poison them.

The court heard how on the night Derek Weaver was admitted, four patients on the same ward suffered hypoglycaemic attacks and that another nurse raised concerns.

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