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Search for missing 13 year old girl

Tyicha Bridge-Banks

Police are searching for a 13 year old girl who's been missing since Monday.

Tyicha Bridge-Banks was last on Addison Crescent, Old Trafford. At the time she was last seen she was wearing grey jeans, a white puffa jacket and cream and turquoise trainers.

“It is now almost two days since Tyicha was last seen and we are making numerous enquiries to find her.

“If Tyicha herself can see or hear this appeal, then we would like to reassure her that she is not in any trouble but we just want to know she is ok.

“Tyicha lives in the Trafford area but also has links to the south Manchester area as she has some friends and family living there.”

– Police Constable Stuart Rostron

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Six drivers to be prosecuted following "Gumball Rally" event in Trafford

Police investigating driving offences at a "Gumball Rally" event held at Trafford Park have issued notices of intended prosecution to six drivers.

The motorists have been accused of dangerous driving.

Officers have also located the driver of a white Mercedes AMG, which was filmed colliding with a road sign and widely publicised on social media, and he is due to be interviewed under caution.

The driver of the black Jaguar which also crashed at the event has already been reported for summons for alleged driving offences.

Much of this investigation has been possible due to social media and information from the public, who have clearly been concerned enough about the dangers to contact the police.

“We are continuing our investigation and reviewing all social media and CCTV from the area, but we hope that this sends out a clear message that we will not tolerate such dangerous behaviour on our roads.”

– Chief Inspector Mark Dexter, Greater Manchester Police

Firefighters tackle warehouse blaze

Fire engine at the scene of the blaze. Credit: Greater Manchester Fire Service.

Fire crews remain at the scene of a serious blaze at an industrial unit in Trafford Park.

Roads around the scene on Westinghouse Road are still closed off as the incident continues.

At its height the incident, on Westinghouse Road, involved 40 firefighters at the scene crewing eight fire engines and a Hydraulic Platform vehicle.

The alarm after reports of smoke was seen coming from the building.

Crews were met by intense fire and flames coming through the roof.

Two high pressure hand held jets are currently being used to tackle the fire and an aerial monitor from the Hydraulic Platform Vehicle.

The fire is currently under control and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

The fire in Trafford. Credit: Greater Manchester Fire Service.

"When we first arrived the fire was well alight and there was a lot of smoke coming from the building.

"Firefighters were also faced with an additional hazard as there were a number of cylinders in the unit and adjacent units. They have now been removed so it means that crews can now gain entry to the building and fight the fire.

"The crews worked extremely hard to get the fire under control, which was difficult in such windy conditions."

– Group Manager Ian Bailey, Greater Manchester Fire Service.
Damaged caused by the blaze. Credit: Greater Manchester Fire Service
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