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Drivers are being urged to avoid Bury New Road while this incident is dealt with

Tanker is blocking Bury New Road in Whitefield Credit: Bury Council/Twitter

A lorry is currently blocking Bury New Road in Whitefield. Drivers are being told to avoid the busy road while Bury Council officers and police try to clear the area.

It is not known how the tanker came to be in this position, but the grass verge has been left damaged.


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Family demanding soldiers involved in their son's death be sacked from army

Family of soldier from Bury who was shot dead by a colleague trying to fix a jammed machine gun are demanding those responsible are sacked by the army.

An inquest ruled Fusilier James Wilkinson died as a result of poor safety practices during a live exercise in Kenya.

His family say they're appalled two soldiers convicted of negligence have since been allowed to resume their careers after appealing against their sentences.

You can find out more about their petition here and their campaign on facebook

Soldier killed as a result of poor safety practices

Fusilier James Wilkinson. Credit: Ministry of Defence

A soldier killed during military training died as a result of poor safety practices, an inquest jury has ruled.

Fusilier James Wilkinson, from Whitefield, was shot through the neck by a colleague trying to fix a jammed machine gun during a live firing exercise in Kenya in November 2011.

In a narrative verdict the jury at the inquest in Oldham found the 21 year old died as a result of an "inappropriate" and "ill-judged" decision by a senior officer to fix the weapon.

Police search for this man after couple attacked

Adam Fletcher Credit: GMP

Police have issued the picture of a man who is wanted for an attack on a couple in Whitefield. Adam Fletcher hasn't been seen since the incident on 28 September.

At about 11.30am that day, a man banged at the door of the house on Ridge Crescent and after there was no answer he broke in and went upstairs.

He found the man and woman in the bedroom, smashed a glass bottle against the man's face and started to stab him with the broken bottle in the arm.

The 27-year-old ran for cover, but a short time later went back to try and help the woman, who was being punched by the offender, who left a short time later.

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