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Tram and car crash in Audenshaw in Greater Manchester

Credit: Richard Meftah

A tram and a car have crashed in Audenshaw in Greater Manchester this morning.

The silver Ford Focus and Metrolink vehicle collided between the Ashton Moss and Audenshaw tram stops on Lord Sheldon Way.

Credit: Richard Meftah

The woman driving the car escaped with only a minor injury, according to paramedics who were called to the scene.

Metrolink posted on their website:

“This is due to a road traffic collision at Audenshaw involving a car and tram. Services are currently unable to operate past Droylsden to Ashton.”

– Metrolink

Teen in hospital after apparently taking drug called 'Magic'

Police are investigating after a teenager from Dukinfield was taken to hospital last night suffering from the effects of taking drugs.

Initial inquiries have established that the girl may have taken a drug known as ‘Magic’ and, as a result, suffered a bad reaction.

She is being treated in hospital and is in a stable condition.

Detective Inspector Andy Sandiford said:

"We are still investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident and exactly what the girl has ingested that caused her to fall ill and require hospital treatment.

“Fortunately, her condition is not life-threatening, but this could have been much worse.

"I want to ensure there aren't any other people who have ingested whatever this girl has taken and have not yet sought medical attention as they could be at risk."


Police searching for wanted man from Tameside

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Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a wanted man from Tameside.

Carl Hindle is wanted on recall after breaching the terms of his license.

He has links to the Tameside area.

Anybody with information about his whereabouts should contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

  1. Adam McClean, ITV News

Tameside dad-of-three facing deportation - fifty years after arriving in the UK

A father-of-three is facing deportation from Tameside, an area that's been his home for more than half a century.

Carl Jordan's mum was a GI Bride, who returned with him to England from America in 1965 when her marriage failed and he was just three-years-old.

Carl's problem is that he never became a British Citizen and now he's fearing deportation.

Adam McClean has been to meet him:


Police appeal for Scout group members over sex abuse case

Detectives are investigating claims of historical sexual abuse at a Scout group in Stockport. It follows an allegation made to police by a 33-year-old man from 1996 while he was a Scout at 1st Bredbury and Woodley Scout group. Police are now trying to trace other members.

In August last year officers raided a house in Dukinfield, Tameside after an indecent photograph of a child was put on a social media website. A number of items were taken for forensic testing.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of making/possession of indecent images and indecent assault and remains on police bail.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 9314, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Man arrested after 'noxious substance' released at hospital's A&E

Tameside Hospital Credit: ITV News.

Police are investigating after a noxious substance, thought to be similar to CS Gas, was released at the A&E department of a hospital in Greater Manchester.

Police say a "small number" of people were treated for the minor effects of the substance and Tameside Hospital's A&E was closed to the public for around one hour.

The man, who had been arrested earlier in Manchester, was take by police to the hospital after he suffered an injury to his head while in a police van.

At the hospital police say he discharged a noxious substance from an item similar in appearance to a cigarette lighter.

The man was further arrested for possession of a noxious substance and other offensive weapons.

The incident has been referred to Greater Manchester Police's internal investigations unit.

"While it is too early to say exactly what happened, it is clear we have failed to sufficiently search the man prior to putting him in the van.

"This matter is being referred to our Professional Standards Branch for review.

"We arrest many people every single day and in the vast majority of cases they are searched and brought into custody without issue.

"Unfortunately on this occasion this has not happened.

"While some people did suffer some mild side effects, thankfully it has not caused anyone to become seriously ill however it is regrettable that this incident caused the closure of the A and E department for a short time."

– Chief Superintendent Rob Potts, Greater Manchester Police

Gun victim was 'no gang member' says mum

Kieran McGrath

The mother of a man shot dead Tameside have paid tribute to an 'amazing son.'

Kieran McGrath was found collapsed outside Ashton police station on Manchester Road on Saturday. He'd been shot in the chest leaving the Sheldon Arms pub, the 26 year old managed to drive a mile down the road to the police station but died shortly after.

To my prince, my beautiful prince, they have taken you from me, but never your smile.

No words can explain the devastation I am feeling inside. I feel so helpless and empty. You were and will always be the most amazing son I could have asked for, a fantastic brother, uncle, nephew and friend.

You have given us all beautiful memories. Everyone misses you like mad and we are trying to right all the badness that has tried to blacken your name.

“Gang member." No, you didn't have the heart. The only gang you are part of is ours, one of love and protection. We will protect your name and soul forever. Love mum.”

– Kieran's mother Marie

Police have arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of murder and has been released on police bail until a date in November.

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