Three young people have been rushed to the Royal Liverpool Hospital after taking alloy-wheel cleaner as a legal high.
A lorry driver has been charged with the murder of a motorist.
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– Claire Lindley, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS Mersey-Cheshire
Our case was that Mark Slater clearly saw Trevor Allen standing in front of his lorry before driving over him and killing him in a fit of rage. Today, a jury agreed and found him guilty of murder.
– Detective Inspector Peter Case
The injuries sustained by Mr Allen were horrific. Whatever had happened between the pair leading up to this incident, nothing justified Slater behaving in the way that he did that day. A vehicle of such a size is a powerful weapon - his actions behind the wheel of the lorry have left a family deeply distraught and struggling to come to terms with what has happened.
Mark Slater, 46, drove his 17 tonne truck over the head of grandfather Trevor Allen, 56, whose brain "exploded" after he had stood in front of his killer's vehicle when the pair clashed while driving along the A57 near Warrington in February.
Lorry driver Mark Slater has been found guilty of the murder of Trevor Allen in a road rage incident. Mr Allen died after being deliberately run over by Slater's 17 tonne truck.
Police have released images of a group of cars after a man was ruthlessly beaten with machetes and wooden bats on a street in Monsall.
It is thought the cars contained offenders who got out and attacked two victims on a street in the middle of the afternoon. The incident is being treated as attempted murder.
A woman has been charged in connection with an investigation into the abuse of eight residents at a specialist nursing home in Bolton that cares for people with complex needs.
Pamela Wolfendale from Bolton will appear at Bolton Magistrates’ Court on 12 August 2014 charged with eight counts of neglect at Millview care home.
A man has been charged as part of an investigation into sexual abuse at music schools in Manchester. Malcolm Layfield from Higher Poynton has been charged with one count of rape.