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Services held in Bosley to mark anniversary of explosion

A huge explosion tore through the Bosley Flour Mill a year ago today

Services are being held in the Cheshire village of Bosley to mark the first anniversary of a factory explosion which killed four people. Bosley Flour Mill was torn apart by the blast and police and the Health and Safety Executive are still investigating the cause of the tragedy.

A series of events are taking place to mark the first anniversary of the explosion at the Bosley Flour Mill, including a Flower Festival at the church adjacent to the former site of the factory.

M62 closed after body found in carriageway

Police have cordoned off nearby roads Credit: GTV

An investigation is underway after a man's body was found in the eastbound carriageway of the M62 in Merseyside.

Emergency services were called to the motorway at 4.20 this morning to reports of a multi vehicle accident between Junctions 5 and 6 at Tarbock Island, where they found the man's body. One of the drivers involved suffered a minor injury.

Officer are still trying to establish the dead man's identity and explain why he came to be in the road.

The eastbound carriageway remains closed between Junctions 5 and 6 as investigations continue and police are appealing for witnesses.

The eastbound carriageway was closed Credit: GTV


Students robbed at knifepoint while playing Pokemon Go

Police have warned users of the game Credit: PA

Three students have been robbed at knifepoint of their mobile phones while playing Pokemon Go.

The individuals were targeted in Hulme, Manchester, on Friday night just hours after Greater Manchester Police warned of the dangers of using the phone app.

The force had said it was concerned that the app could provide another online avenue for criminals to exploit.

Its advice to users included paying attention to your surroundings, especially in built-up areas.

We know that criminals move quickly to exploit the latest developments to target victims and Pokemon Go will already be in their sights.

There have already been incidents in America where young people are thought to have been targeted through the app.

I would urge parents to speak to their children about the app and the best ways to make sure they stay safe. Talking to your child is one of the best ways to keep them safe.

– Detective Superintendent Joanne Rawlinson, GMP

North West Travellers caught up in Turkish Coup

People cower during the gun attack at the airport. Credit: Manchester Evening News

A mother from Altrincham has described her terror as she and her young children were caught up in the attempted coup in Turkey.

Saima Alvi was at Istanbul's Atatürk Airport when the attempted takeover was launched.

When bullets tore through the window she struggled to find a safe place for her ten year old son and disabled daughter as panic broke out in the transit lounge.

Bullet damage at the airport. Credit: Manchester Evening News

Saima says mass prayers were said as tanks rolled up outside and jet fighters flew overhead, and that it was the nearest to death that she has ever felt.

The family are still holed up in the airport as the crisis continues - three other daughters should have joined her there but their flight was cancelled.

Vigil and March in memory of Mzee Mohammed

Family and friends gather where Mzee was restrained Credit: GTV

The family of an 18 year old who died after being taken into police custody in Liverpool One are holding a vigil and march in his memory. Mzee Mohammed died after an incident at the shopping centre on Wednesday. In a statement his family have said that they are devastated by his death and that they want to know what happened.

Police appeal for witnesses after car fire in Oldham

Police have released CCTV images after a car was set alight in Oldham. The blaze happened after a man was seen approaching the car on Greenway in Shaw. he then ran away towards Great Meadow.

It engulfed the car and spread to the house.Police say the family living there are lucky to escape unscathed.

This incident has totally destroyed a car and caused significant damage to the property. The family are lucky that this did not set their house completely on fire.

There appears to be no reason why this has happened and the family are completely mystified as to why somebody would do this.

We would like to appeal to anyone who may have been in the area at the time or saw anyone acting suspiciously to come forward.

– Detective Constable Adam Frank, Greater Manchester Police


Police in Oldham hunt man after blaze

Emergency services were called at 2 o'clock on Thursday morning Credit: GMP
The car was gutted in the blaze Credit: GMP
The fire spread to the house Credit: GMP

Police are hunting a man after a car was burnt out in Oldham. Officers say he approached the car at a house on Greenway Shaw in the early hours of Thursday and appeared to tamper with the petrol cap. He then ran off onto Great Meadow.

When the residents went out to investigate they found flames had begun to spread to the building. The fire service put out the blaze but not before it had destroyed the car and damaged the building.

Remembering the Bosley disaster

A series of events are taking place to mark the first anniversary of the explosion at the Bosley Flour Mill.

Four people were killed in the blast at the plant in Cheshire. Cheshire Police and the Health and Safety Executive are still investigating the cause of the tragedy.

A huge explosion destroyed the mill and killed four people

A charity football match has been organised on the 24th of July and its hoped stars from Coronation Street and Emmerdale will take part.

On Sunday 17th July a special church service will be held to mark the tragic events that happened a year ago and pay tribute to those who lost their lives.
A dedicated appeal has been set up, for more information, click here.

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