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Murder investigation launched after man, 28, dies following 'brutal' assault

Officers are keeping a police presence on Heysham Avenue.

A murder investigation's been launched after a 28-year-old man died just hours after being victim of a 'brutal' assault.

Police were called on Saturday night after the victim fell ill at a house on Heysham Avenue in Withington, Manchester.

He was taken to hospital but died a short time later.

Detectives say the man was assaulted earlier that day and they are working to establish exactly where the attack happened.

Flowers left at the scene in a tribute to the 28 year old.

The investigation is in its very early stages but from enquiries so far we believe this man was subjected to a brutal attack at some point on Saturday.

The family is understandably beside themselves and we are doing everything we can to find out exactly what happened to him and those who are responsible for his death.

– Detective Inspector Wes Knights, from GMP’s Major Incident Team

Officers are keeping a police presence on Heysham Avenue and would urge anyone who knows anything to contact them "so we can give this man’s family the answers they deserve.”

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A judge has been urged not to jail a 90-year-old driver who accidentally reversed into and killed a couple after pressing the accelerator instead of the brake.

Philip Bull admitted causing death by dangerous driving, after crashing into Clare Haslam and Deborah Clifton outside a hospital in Manchester. Our correspondent Amy Welch is at court. Amy the families of the two women were there to see him in the dock:


90-year-old man charged with death by dangerous driving

A man has been charged after two woman died following a collision outside Withington Community Hospital.

Philip Bull, 90, of Button Lane, Manchester has been charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

He has been bailed to appear before Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court on 31 August 2017.

Shortly after 2.05pm on Tuesday, March 7, officers were called to reports of a serious collision between Ford Focus car and a number of pedestrians in a car park at Withington Community Hospital.

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Claire Haslam, 44 and Deborah Clifton, 49, both of Thorneycroft Avenue in Chorlton were taken to hospital, but both sadly died shortly after.

Four children in stable condition after fire in Withington

It's believed the fire started in the living room at the back of the house Credit: MEN syndication

Four children who escaped a fire in Greater Manchester in which their parents are thought to have died are now in a stable condition in hospital.

The fire broke out at the house in Withington in the early hours of Friday morning. The bodies of a man and a woman were found inside. They've still not been formally identified.

The children, who are aged between 10 and 17, escaped by jumping from a window. An investigation into what started the fire is continuing.

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