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Man dies and three injured in Stockport car crash

A 43-year-old man died at the scene. Three others were injured in the crash. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

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.


Abuse victim faces losing son after causing brain damage

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".


Man warns others of rare blood disorder

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.

Demi Douglas, 15, is missing from Stockport

Demi Douglas Credit: GMP

Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a missing 15-year-old girl from Stockport.

Demi Douglas, 15, was last seen at her home in Stockport at around 8pm on 28 February 2016.

She is described as white, of medium build, 5ft 4in tall, with long brown hair and green eyes.

She speaks with a Northern accent and was last seen wearing a black fur coat, red velour trousers and white sequined Converse pumps.

Police Sergeant Stuart McConnell of Stockport division said:

“We and Demi’s family are becoming increasingly worried as Demi left without telling anyone and hasn’t been in touch since.

“We believe she may have left with a travelling community and I would urge anyone who sees Demi to contact police.

“Demi, if you are reading this you are not in trouble, and please get in touch with someone to let us know you are safe."

– Police Sergeant Stuart McConnell

Anyone with information on Demi’s whereabouts is asked to call police on 101, quoting MP/13/0076461 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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