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Doctor stabbed in the face outside medical centre

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A doctor has been stabbed in the face outside a medical centre in Greater Manchester.

The locum GP was leaving the Elms Medical Centre in Whitefield when he was attacked by two men wearing hoodies.

He was taken to hospital for emergency surgery, and is understood to have received plastic surgery.

Police have launched an investigation.

At around 1.15pm on April 27th, police were called to Elms Medical Centre on Green Lane to reports that a man had been slashed with a knife outside the premises.

The man sustained serious injuries to his face and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Further enquiries established that two men wearing hoodies had set on the victim as he was getting into his car before they left the scene in a Vauxhall Astra."

– GMP statement

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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.

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