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Murder investigation underway after death of man in Wigan

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Police have launched an investigation following the death of a man in Wigan.

Shortly after 3.15am on Monday 6 November 2017, police were called to Nicol Mere Drive in Ashton-in-Makerfield to reports that a man had been detained by members of the public following suspected thefts from vehicles.

Officers attended within minutes and discovered an unresponsive man - believed to be in his 20s - who was taken to hospital where he later died.

Formal identification is yet to take place.

A cordon was put in place at the junction of Bryn Road and Nicol Mere Drive. The road remains closed as the investigation progresses.

A 27-year-old man and a 24-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody for questioning.


Hospital told to improve children's services

Hospital watchdogs say that a hospital in Wigan must improve the safety of some services. The Care Quality Commission highlighted concerns at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary. They say improvements must be made in children's care and urgent and emergency services.

Royal Albert Edward Infirmary Credit: ITV Granada

Although there were some improvements made since a previous comprehensive inspection in June 2016, CQC found further improvements were needed in the safety of both services.

Dad's world record bid to help son

A dad from Wigan is hoping to set a new world record, in a vintage deep sea diving suit. Nigel Brookwell, 44, will attempt to complete the longest land walk to raise awareness and funds for his son's condition, chronic fatigue syndrome.

Nigel and his son Harry Credit: ITV

Not much is known about the illness but people with it often complain of feeling heavy and extremely tired, especially after exerting themselves. And there's where the 4 stone diving suit comes in.

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