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Police name 20-year-old woman killed after collision with two taxis in Wigan

A woman who died following a collision in Wigan has been formally identified.

Megan Louise Hoskins, 20, was found trapped underneath a black Skoda Octavia on Ormskirk Road at about 12.45am on Sunday 20 July 2014.

Police were called to the scene after reports of a collision between a pedestrian and two taxis.

Megan was rescued by fire fighters and taken to hospital but died a few hours later.

A 20-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call Greater Manchester Police on 0161 856 1827 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Man arrested on suspicion of assaulting a woman shortly before she died in road collision

A man has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a woman shortly before she was killed in a road collision.

The 20-year-old victim died in hospital after she was struck by two taxis in Ormskirk Road, Wigan, in the early hours of today.

Police said initial inquiries found that shortly before the collision, there had been a row between the woman and a 20-year-old man, who has since been arrested on suspicion of assault and is being questioned.

'Our thoughts and sympathies are with this young woman's family and friends at this tragic time while they come to terms with their loss.

"We are trying to establish the circumstances leading up to the incident and are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information about what happened before to call us with any information."

– Detective Inspector Paul Rollinson


Police in Wigan appeal for witnesses after woman dies in collision

Police say a 20 year old woman was hit by two taxis and died a few hours later.

Emergency services found her trapped underneath a black Skoda Octavian vehicle.

The collision happened on Ormskirk Road in Wigan at about 12.45 this morning.

Initial enquiries have established shortly before the collision there had been an altercation between the woman and a 20-year-old man.

She found herself in the road and was hit by two cars.

Ormskirk Road is closed in both directions and will be for the next few hours.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in police custody for questioning.

Concern for a missing man from Wigan after argument

24 year old Jamie Ellison last seen in Wigan
24 year old Jamie Ellison last seen in Wigan Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Jamie Ellison, aged 24 was last seen at about 7am on Saturday 19 July 2014, leaving an address on Chatsworth Avenue, Lower Ince following an argument with his ex-partner.

Jamie is described as white, of medium build, 6ft 1in tall with blonde straight hair. He was last seen wearing a green T-shirt possibly Lacoste or Addidas, black cargo style trousers and black trainers.

He has Grace and Emma tattooed on his left arm and Granddad rest in peace on his back.

'We are very concerned for the welfare of Jamie, he was very agitated when he left and we along with his friends and family want to know he is safe and well.

“He was last seen in a wooded area at the back of Chatsworth Avenue in Lower Ince. It is a vast wooded area and runs between Platt Bridge, Lower Ince, Higher Ince and Wigan.'

– Sergeant Richard Ogdin from Wigan division

Man in hospital after being stabbed in the genitals

Row broke out outside pub in Atherton Credit: PoundPub

A man is recovering in hospital after being stabbed in the genitals in Wigan.

The 63-year-old victim is thought to been have injured in a row outside a pub in Atherton on Monday.

Police said they were called by the ambulance service to the PoundPub in Market Street at about 9.20pm after reports the man had suffered a stab wound to his groin.

A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Police said: "The man has been taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening."


Dedication of plaque in Wigan in honour of heroic Naval officer

Lt Commander Ian Molyneux with his wife Gillian and four children Credit: Royal Navy

A plaque in honour of an heroic submariner from Wigan has been dedicated during a special ceremony at the town's war memorial.

Lt Cdr Ian Molyneux's name has recently been added to the cenotaph in Wigan town centre.

His family and friends attended the special ceremony, led by the Rector of Wigan Parish Church and the Mayor of Wigan.

Lt Cdr Molyneux was shot dead three years ago on board submarine HMS Astute while tackling a junior sailor who went on a rampage with a gun.

Ian Molyneux's actions saved the lives of several other naval officers and saw him awarded the George Medal posthumously.

The dedication comes 24 hours before events to mark Armed Forces Day take place in Wigan town centre.

Councillor David Molyneux, deputy leader of Wigan Council, said: "Lt Cdr Molyneux's tragic death deeply shocked and saddened the people of Wigan Borough.

He was clearly an outstanding naval officer, a loving and committed husband and father, and an active member of his local community.

It is right Ian's name is included on the cenotaph in his home town in recognition of his bravery and sacrifice.

"Ian's widow, Gillian, and their children have shown huge strength and dignity in the face of such a terrible loss. It will be an absolute privilege for me to join them for the public dedication of Ian's plaque.

I'm sure it will be a memorable occasion and the perfect start to a weekend of activities designed to recognise and celebrate our armed forces"

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