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Man arrested after woman's ear bitten during attack as she waited in taxi office

Map shows location of Bluestar Taxis in Wigan. Credit: Google Maps.

A man has been arrested after a woman was bitten on the ear in a taxi booking office.

Police had released CCTV footage of the offender who approached his 21-year-old victim inside Bluestar Taxis in Wigan, Greater Manchester, and grabbed and bit her before fleeing.

The woman suffered minor injuries in the incident, which happened at about 7.10pm on Tuesday November 29 last year.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "Following a CCTV appeal, a 24-year-old man presented himself at Wigan police station and was arrested on suspicion of assault.

"He has been bailed until 16 February."

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Police release CCTV after man bites woman's ear in Wigan taxi office

Police have released CCTV footage of a man biting a woman's ear in a taxi booking office.

The offender approached his 21-year-old victim inside Bluestar Taxis in Wigan, Greater Manchester, and grabbed and bit her before he fled.

The woman suffered minor injuries in the incident at about 7.10pm on Tuesday November 29 last year.

This was an unprovoked attack on an innocent woman.

We have been carrying out extensive inquiries and now have CCTV footage of a man we are keen to speak to.

If you recognise the man in the CCTV, I would urge you to get in touch with police as soon as possible.

– Detective Constable Mark Swindlehurst, GMP

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting incident number 2284 of 29/11/16, or independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Family pay tribute to Wigan man who died after being hit by a car

The family of an elderly man from Wigan who died after being hit by a car have paid tribute to him.

Gordon Kennedy, who was 86, was hit on Friday 23rd December on Warrington Road in Abram. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gordon’s family said: “Gordon was a much loved Uncle, Great Uncle, God Father and great friend.

“He worked closely with Abram St Johns Church and was a very generous man often swelling the collection at church with his own money.

“He was a popular man who was regularly seen around the Abram area often enjoying a pint in the local pub.

“The night before he died he presented a bottle of whiskey to the local pub for a charity raffle.

“He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.”

Gordon Kennedy Credit: GMP

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