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Man in hospital after off-road bike crashes into car

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A man was seriously injured after his off-road bike slammed into a car.

The motorcycle rider, 30, suffered serious injuries to his legs, pelvis and collarbone in the collision in Wigan, Greater Manchester, at around 5am on Sunday.

He was taken from the crash scene on Manchester Road, in Higher Ince, and rushed to the Manchester Royal Infirmary to undergo surgery.

Pictures show the bike embedded in the white Peugeot 108 car.

The car driver, a 23-year-old man from Wigan, stopped at the scene and assisted the police with enquiries.

No arrests have been made.

Officers said they received a separate report of an illegal off-road motorcycle with no lights leaving the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan a short time before the collision.

Investigating officer PC Paul Ashworth, from GMP’s Road Policing Unit, said: “Illegal bikes have no place on our roads and those that ride them put themselves and others in danger.

“This highlights the dangers of illegal road use especially motorcycles.

“Enquiries are ongoing at this time and I urge anyone with information to contact me.”

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Wigan Warriors launch Rugby Memories group for supporters with dementia

Super League side Wigan Warriors are reaching out to supporters with dementia.

The club have set up a Rugby Memories group where fans of the team meet up once a week to watch an old game and reminisce about the glory days.

Wigan hope the scheme will also help tackle loneliness in the community.

Chris Hall reports.


Dream Christmas gift for Daisy

Daisy in her police patrol vehicle Credit: Manchester Evening News

Police have transformed a children's ride-on car to create the perfect Christmas present for a young girl with a rare chromosome disorder.

Daisy Berry from Wigan is "absolutely made up" with her gift, which has been transformed from a toy racer into her own police patrol vehicle. It has reflective stickers and blue lights, thanks to officers who added Greater Manchester Police force livery to the car.

Daisy, who has Pallister Killian Syndrome, has had more than 20 operations in her short lifetime due to various medical complications.

The four-year-old, who doesn't talk, loves the sound of sirens on the streets, and always takes a mini police car with her whenever she has a medical appointment.

This year, her parents Steven and Jenny decided to get her an electric toy ride-on car, so she could drive around in a vehicle herself.

They then contacted Greater Manchester Police to see if they could turn it into her own special patrol car.

Daisy Berry Credit: Manchester Evening News

“She’s absolutely made up with it. She’s a tough little girl and does so well, and I am delighted we were able to give her this gift that she loves. In fact she loves it so much that she even pulled over another little girl in her electric toy car on Christmas morning in the street.”

– Steven Berry, Daisy's dad
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