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Labour says MP faces investigation

Bury South Labour MP Ivan Lewis Credit: pa

Labour former minister and Bury South MP Ivan Lewis is facing an investigation following a complaint about his conduct, the party has said. A party spokesman refused to discuss details of the allegation but said any complaint of sexual harassment was treated extremely seriously.

"The Labour Party takes all allegations of sexual harassment extremely seriously and all complaints are investigated in line with our robust procedures," the spokesman said. "Ivan Lewis is currently under investigation following the receipt of a complaint."

Police appeal after fatal collision

Police are appealing for information after a fatal collision in Ramsbottom, Bury earlier. A 56 year old man driving towards the Holcombe Brook area when his car was in collision with a stone wall. He died of his injuries.

My thoughts are with the man's family at this very difficult time, who are being looked after by specially trained officers.

The man was driving from Ramsbottom, so people on their commute may have seen this car as it travelled towards Bury.

We're asking for anyone who saw the car, or who has dash-cam footage from around the time the collision happened, to please share it with us.

– Detective Constable Diana Dyer-Barron, Greater Manchester Police

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Flowers laid for victim of Prescot stabbing

Flowers at the scene Credit: GTV

Well wishers have been laying flowers at the scene of a murder in Prescot.

A 29 year old man became involved in an argument with a group of people with a motorbike on Market Place in Prescot in the early hours of yesterday.

He was stabbed in the neck and died later in hospital.

Police are working to establish the identity of the group with the motorbike.

Firecrews attacked in Salford and Trafford

Damage to the fire engine in the attack in Salford Credit: Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

An investigation is underway after firefighters attending a bonfire in Salford were attacked by youths.

The incident happened at Edgehill Close, Salford after they attended reports of an out of control bonfire.

They had been to the same address a number of times previously following calls from neighbours who were concerned about the size of the fire, which was around twelve feet high.

There was no adult supervising the bonfire and as firefighters attempted to control the flames they came under attack from a large group of youths who threw what were believed to be glass bottles at the crews.

There were no injuries but the fire engine was damaged.

In a separate incident crews were also attacked on Cornbrook Park Road in Trafford by a group of approximately 20 youths who began throwing fireworks at them.

The Greater Manchester received 180 calls and attended 132 incidents between 4 pm on Saturday and 8 am on Sunday.

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Tributes paid to man who died after hit and run in Liverpool

Matthew Bradley Credit: Merseyside Police

The family of a man who was killed in an alleged hit and run incident in Liverpool city centre on Friday night have paid tribute to him.

Matthew Bradley, who was 24 and originally from Glenavy in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, was on a night out with friends when he was hit by a silver BMW car at 11.40.

The driver of the car sped off, leaving Matthew critically injured in the street. He died from his injuries a short time later in hospital.

Police believe they've found the car which was involved in the crash and they're carrying out forensic examinations. They're trying to trace the driver.

Matthew was hugely talented and award-winning in his chosen career of landscaping gardening - following in his dad's footsteps - and had an illustrious career ahead of him.

He was a funny, kind-hearted and generous young man who will be sorely missed by all that I knew him.

– Matthew's family

Police in Liverpool hunt scrambler bike group after Prescot murder

A murder investigations underwa Credit: GTV

A murder investigations underway after a man was stabbed in the neck on Merseyside.

Armed officers were called to Prescot town centre after a 29 year old died was attacked in the early hours.

Andy Bonner reports.

Police hunt driver after fatal hit and run in Liverpool

Police are seeking the driver of a grey BMW Credit: PA

Police investigating an alleged hit and run incident in Liverpool have recovered a car they believe was involved.

A 24 year old man was hit by a car on The Strand near the Hilton hotel and the Albert Dock at around 11.40 last night.

As by-standers tried to give first aid the driver of the car sped off southbound away from the city centre.

Paramedics treated the man at the scene before taking him to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital where he was was later pronounced dead.

Officers have identified who he is and have informed his next of kin.

Police have recovered a BMW 330 series car suspected of being the vehicle involved in a residential area close by and it is being forensically examined.

Murder investigation after man killed in Prescot

Police are appealing for witnesses Credit: PA

A murder investigation is underway after a man was killed in Merseyside.

The 29 year old man became involved in an argument with a group of people with a motorbike on Market Place in Prescot in the early hours.

He was stabbed in the neck and despite efforts to save him by his friends and passersby he died later in hospital.

Armed officers were called to the scene and detectives are now working to identify the gang.

This was a horrific and senseless attack on a young man who had been walking home from a night out in a local pub with his friends. He has become involved in some sort of argument with the rider or riders of a motorbike which was on a pedestrianised area of Market Place. Tragically, during this dispute a weapon has been used and the victim has been stabbed once resulting in catastrophic injuries. Police officers, paramedics and by-standers have done everything they could to save his life and he was rushed to hospital but sadly he has passed away despite the efforts of medics. His family have been informed and are understandably devastated and we are providing whatever support we can to them at this awful time.”

We have now launched a major investigation involving specialist officers and staff around the force to do everything in our power to catch the person or people responsible. We will not stop until we catch them and I am calling on the public to help us bring this man’s killer or killers to justice. I need to hear from anyone who can help us identify the people on board a large, green, scrambler-style motorbike that was seen in the Prescot area at the time of this incident.

Can you tell us where this vehicle was being ridden earlier in the evening? Can you tell us where it went to after the murder? Can you tell us where a bike like this may be now and who it belongs to? If you know anything at all that could help us in this murder investigation, please do the right thing and come forward. You can or leave information anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

The people responsible for this need to know that we will not stop until we have caught them. They should search their consciences and think about what they have done and hand themselves in now as we will catch them in the end.

ENDS

– Chief Inspector Nick Gunatilleke, Merseyside Police
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