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26-year-old man dies after car crash in Denton

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A 26-year-old man has died after a car crashed into a tree near Denton.

Police were called after a black VW Golf hit a tree near the Arden Arms pub on Ashton Road.

Three people were inside the car. A 24-year-old man who's in hospital with serious injuries has been arrested on causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

A third passenger – aged 25 - suffered serious leg injuries and remains in hospital in a stable condition.

An investigation has commenced to establish the circumstances of this tragic collision, my thoughts are with the families of those involved.

I would urge witnesses to the collision, anyone who saw the occupants of the VW Golf before the collision or those with any information, to contact my team as soon as possible on 0161 856 4741.

– Sergeant Lee Westhead from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit

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High-speed police chase leaves 10 injured in Tameside

This is the aftermath of a crash following a high-speed police chase through Denton which left 10 people injured.

Police were first called to reports of a speeding car on the M60 near Denton at around 7.45pm on Thursday night. Officers began to chase the car on Ashton Road, at the junction of York Road. It then smashed into three other vehicles.

Ten people suffered minor injuries, which were dealt with at the scene and did not require hospital treatment.

The driver attempted to flee, but was later arrested, police say. A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving. Police have launched an investigation and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 2993 or 101, quoting incident number 1826 of 24/08/17, or anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Police searching for missing Tameside man

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Police in Tameside are appealing for help to find a man who's been missing since Thursday.

37-year-old Gareth Jones from Stalybridge was wearing a t-shirt and jeans when he was last seen on Thursday morning. Police say his disappearance is out of character, and his family are sick with worry.

Gareth is white, 6ft 3ins, of slim build and with dark blond short hair.

Anyone with any information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 1428 of 4 August 2017.

Missing: Police appeal to find Gareth Jones

The 37-year-old is missing from Stalybridge in Tameside.

His family are extremely worried and despite extensive enquiries by officers, we haven’t been able to find him so far.

Gareth is white, 6ft 3ins, of slim build and with dark blond short hair. He was last known to be wearing jeans and a t-shirt about 10am yesterday. Inspector Stuart Alger, from GMP’s Tameside borough, said:

It is completely out of character for Gareth to go missing and his family are sick with worry.

Our officers are doing everything they can to find him but we also need the public’s help by reporting any sightings of him.

If you have seen Gareth, or someone matching his description, then please contact us. Any information could really help us find him to make sure he is safe and well.

– Inspector Stuart Alger

Anyone with any information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 1428 of 4 August 2017.

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Five years in prison for Tameside man who abused teenage runaway

Kyle Lees, 29, was jailed for five years. Credit: Greater Manchester Police.

A Tameside man has been jailed after sexually exploiting a teenage girl.

Kyle Lees, 29, of Acre Street, Denton was sentenced to five years in prison at Manchester Crown Court, Minshull Street today.

In July 2015, a 14-year-old girl who was missing from home was walking through Denton when Lees invited her into his car. He took her back to his home where he sexually exploited and took indecent images of her.

On further investigation, Lees was found to be in the possession of other indecent images of children, which he was also distributing online.

He was also given an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

He was found guilty of causing or inciting the sexual exploitation of a child and possession and distribution of indecent images of a child at a previous hearing.

“Lees knew full well what he was doing that night and he has never taken responsibility for his actions. He did this for his own sexual gratification.

“I would like to commend the bravery of the young girl in coming forward and reporting this appalling incident to police. I hope this result has repaid the confidence she placed in the authorities and today she feels that justice has been served.

– Detective Constable Diana Dyer-Barron, of the GMP’s Phoenix Child Sexual Exploitation Team
  • Visit www.itsnotokay.co.uk for information for children, young people, parents, carers and professionals on how to spot the signs of child sexual exploitation and what to do about it.

Tameside college evacuated after social media threat

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Tameside College has been evacuated after receiving a threat on social media.

The College, on Beaufort Road in Ashton Under Lyne received a threat of a gun attack on Twitter.

An unknown social media user threatened the attack after the college posted a message welcoming students back to college today after the Easter break.

Greater Manchester Police were called to investigate the threat this morring.

At lunchtime today, Tameside College evacuated staff and students from all its sites.

All students and staff are safe and well.

This precaution was taken in collaboration with Greater ManchesterPolice. Tameside College will remain closed for the rest of the day. All evening classes have been cancelled.

Tameside College will be open as normal tomorrow morning.

Any further updates can be found on the college website and social media.

– Tameside College statement

Tameside College evacuated after receiving social media threat

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Tameside College has been evacuated after receiving a threat on social media.

The College, on Beaufort Road in Ashton Under Lyne received a threat of a gun attack on Twitter.

An unknown social media user threatened the attack after the college posted a message welcoming students back to college today after the Easter break.

Greater Manchester Police have been notified of the message and are on their way to the scene.

A spokesman for the college confirmed a 'lockdown procedure' is currently taking place.

An eye witness said all of the gates of the building were closed, with staff members checking people leaving and going.

The college is now being evacuated building by building.

There are said to be 2000 pupils inside currently.

A number of worried parents are outside the college.

(My daughter) said someone has threatened to shoot someone. She said we shouldn’t be here but I can’t go home now. My daughter’s been told to turn her phone off and put it down. We’ve got no idea what’s going on.

She said the college is in lockdown and nobody is allowed in or out. When it’s your child it’s really scary. I just want her out of there.

– Parent

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