Cladding's being removed from a tower block in Greater Manchester after tests showed that it could be made of similar material to those in the Grenfell Tower fire.
The material's being stripped from a residential block in the Village 135 development in Wythenshawe.
Firefighters who've inspected the development say there are many safety features in place and they do not have any great concerns.
The North West Ambulance Service have confirmed that three people have been taken to hospital after a crane collapse in Crewe. One patient has been taken to North Staffs Hospital in Newcastle Under Lyme. The extent of their injuries hasnt been revealed.
Ambulance staff say one adult and a child have gone to Leighton hospital for a check up. Their injuries are not thought to be serious. The collapse happened at a new build site near Morrisons in Dunwoody Way trapping three people underneath. The Health and Safety Executive have been informed.
The air ambulance airlifted a man to hospital after a crane collapsed in Crewe this afternoon.
Cheshire Police say that the crane on Dunwoody Way collapsed trapping three people.
Its believed that the crane driver was released by fire crews from the wreckage after emergency services were called at 4.30pm this afternoon.
The collapse happened at a new build site near Morrisons in Dunwoody Way trapping three people underneath.
The Health and Safety Executive have been informed.
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Detectives investigating the murder of a woman from Penwortham 21 years ago have launched a new appeal for information on the anniversary of her death.
20 year old Janet Murgatroyd was found dead in the River Ribble on June 16, 1996 after a night out with a friend. Police say she was attacked as she walked home alone from Preston town centre.
Officers say that during Saturday, June 15, 1996 – the same day as the Arndale Shopping Centre bombing in Manchester and the England versus Scotland match at the Euro 96 football tournament – Janet Murgatroyd had been shopping with a friend in Preston.
They returned to a flat in Ashton and went back into Preston shortly after, drinking in several pubs.
Later in the evening Janet left The Adelphi pub with a man before leaving him close to Boltons Court.
Later she was seen asleep on Fishergate outside the entrance to Preston Railway Station and was later spotted walking towards Penwortham on Fishergate Hill.
In the early hours of June 16 Janet a taxi driver saw her being chased across Penwortham Bridge and away from town by a man.
A short time later two witnesses walking out of town on Penwortham Bridge described hearing the sound of a female moaning and saw a man crouched down on the bank of the River Ribble by Priory Park car park. Detectives believe this was Janet and her attacker.
Later that day, around noon, Janet’s body was found floating in the River Ribble between the Bridge Inn Pub and the Continental Pub.
Janet’s clothing, with the exception of her jeans, was found on the river bank by Priory Park.
A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as drowning and head injuries.
Following extensive enquiries detectives arrested a 22-year-old man. He was charged by police before being prosecuted and convicted for her murder in October 2002. However, but his conviction was later quashed at the Court of Appeal.
Twenty-one years on from Janet’s brutal murder we remain committed to finding her killer.
Janet was a young woman with her whole life ahead of her. A student at the University of Central Lancashire and a part-time staff member with Lancashire Police, she had much to look forward to and enjoy.
However, this was all taken away from her in a vicious attack, which we believe was sexually motivated. Janet was left with serious head injuries before being found dead in the River Ribble.
At the time of the attack Janet was vulnerable. She was under the influence of drink and was walking home alone in the early hours of the morning.
This was an opportunist offence by a very dangerous man who, despite the passage of time, still needs to be brought to justice.
I would like to use the 21st anniversary of Janet’s death to appeal to anyone with information which may assist us to please come forward.
The date was significant for two reasons. Firstly, the bombing of the Arndale Centre in Manchester and secondly, when England played Scotland in Euro 96. These events may help many people to remember what they were doing 21 years ago.
The person responsible for Janet’s death will have had this horrific act on their conscience for more than two decades. There has to be a possibility the offender confided in someone or someone suspected they may be responsible due to a change in behaviour around this time. Even if you think the information is insignificant, please come forward so we can investigate.
We still desperately want to solve this crime and anyone who has information about the murder can contact Lancashire Police or Crimestoppers in confidence.
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