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Police hunt woman who mugged 95 year old

95 year old Frances Fletcher Credit: MEN

Police are hunting a mugger who attacked a 95 year old woman after she'd offered to help her. Frances Fletcher was assaulted after offering the woman money towards her bus fare. As Mrs Fletcher's husband was distracted the woman pushed her into the road and tried to grab her purse, knocking her to the ground. She suffered injuries to her arm. A neighbour ran to help and pinned the attacker down but she managed to struggle free and escape.

Police are hunting a woman they describe as white and in her 30's with fair hair and of medium build. Officers have described it as a cowardly attack and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

CCTV of the woman police are seeking Credit: MEN


WATCH: moment Spanish police make arrest over Liverpool murder

The footage shows the moment armed police swooped on a Spanish villa to arrest a man wanted over the murder of Francis Brennan from Liverpool.

Paul Monk, 54, was ordered to the ground by Spanish civil guard officers at his luxury home in Alicante.

Moment police arrest Paul Monk at his villa in Spain Credit: Guardia Civil
Francis Brennan - his body washed up on a spanish beach in 2014 Credit: Merseyside Police

He was wanted by Spanish authorities over his alleged role in the kidnapping and killing of Mr Brennan, 25, whose tortured body washed up on a Costa Blanca beach in April 2014.

5 yr old girl's quick thinking spearheads lifesaving campaign

A little girl who saved her mum’s life by calling 999 when she was only five is the face of a campaign to teach children to call the emergency services. Elleemae Addison was at home in Warrington with her mum and baby sister when her mother had an epileptic fit.

Elleemae was able to dial 999, as her mum had told her to, and call paramedics to the house. Now a recording of the call is being used in a new ilm aimed at teaching children about calling 999 in the event of an emergency. Listen to Elleemae's call here.

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Australian teens arrested over 'Isis-inspired terror plot'

Five teenagers have been arrested in Australia over an alleged Islamic State-inspired plot to attack an event in Melbourne to mark the centenary of Anzac Day, Australian police said.

Acting Deputy Commissioner Neil Gaughan addressing the media. Credit: APTN

Two suspects, both 18, are accused of preparing to attack the event, which included targeting police officers.

Another 18-year-old was arrested on weapons charges and two other men, aged 18 and 19, were in custody and assisting police, police said.

Officers said the alleged plot was inspired by the Islamic State terror group and was to have involved "edged weapons", although there was currently no information to suggest that it was a "planned beheading".

The arrests follow a major counter-terror operation on Saturday, involving some 200 officers in the city.

Anzac stands for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, and commemorates the First World War battle in Turkey on April 25.


Police condemn protesters' actions as 'totally unacceptable'

Protest outside Manchester Town Hall. Credit: Manchester Evening News.

Police have condemned a protest outside Manchester Town Hall as totally unacceptable.

The demonstration against funding cuts and homelessness resulted in officers and politicians being barricaded inside the building for around two hours.

Officers say the actions of a small minority of the group resulted in a number of assaults and criminal damage.

“Whilst the majority of people protesting were doing so in a peaceful manner, a number of individuals decided to go beyond this and began to participate in disorder which resulted in criminal damage to the Town Hall and a number of assaults.

“This is totally unacceptable behaviour and Greater Manchester Police and Manchester City Council will be working together to identify these individuals in order that they can be prosecuted."

– Assistant Chief Constable Rebekah Sutcliffe, Greater Manchester Police.
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Four held at Manchester airport after Syria border visit

Four people have been arrested at Manchester airport on suspicion of terrorism Credit: PA

Four people have been arrested at Manchester airport on suspicion of terrorism.

The arrests come after nine people were stopped by the Turkish authorities on the Syria border earlier this month, Greater Manchester Police said.

Those arrested this morning are aged between 22 and 47. Their arrests follow those of two men, aged 21 and 31, yesterday.

Officers are working to establish their reason for travel and apparent attempted entry into Syria, Greater Manchester Police said.

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Report: Waheed Ahmed flown back from Turkey

A Labour councillor's son who was detained in Turkey on suspicion of trying to enter Syria illegally is being flown back to the UK, it has been claimed. Waheed Ahmed, from Rochdale, Greater Manchester, and eight of his relatives were stopped by Turkish authorities as they allegedly tried to cross the border into the war-torn country on April 1.

Waheed Ahmed was arrested for allegedly trying to cross into Syria. Credit: ITV News

Simon Danczuk, who is defending the Rochdale seat for Labour in the General Election, said he been told by the Foreign Office that Ahmed was due to arrive into Birmingham Airport today.

The Foreign Office said it did not comment on individual cases. Mr Danczuk could not confirm when the remaining eight Britons would return to the UK.

Petition to fill quarry where teenager drowned

More than 3,700 people have signed a petition to get a quarry filled in after a 13-year old boy drowned in Wigan. The body of Miracle Godson was found by police divers after a frantic search at East Quarry in Appleby Bridge on Friday afternoon. Tributes have been paid to the talented rugby player and a minute's silence was held before Wigan Warriors game against Catalans Dragons.

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