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Ex-Man City youngster makes Bury move

Bury have signed left-back Greg Leigh on a two-year deal from Bradford City, the two clubs have confirmed.

Leigh came up through the ranks at Manchester City, enjoying a season on loan at Crewe before being released and joining Bradford on a permanent deal last season.

The defender managed just nine appearances last season at Valley Parade.

Bury striker becomes first 21st Century-born player

Callum Styles was born in 2000. Credit: Bury

Bury striker Callum Styles has become the first player born in the 21st century to feature in the Football League.

The teenager replaced Anthony Dudley in the 75th minute of the Shakers' 3-2 win over Southend on Sunday aged just 16 years and 41 days, having been born on March 28 2000, according to The Times.

The newspaper reported the English National Football Archive (ENFA) had confirmed no other player born since the Millennium has appeared for a league club in a senior match.

Styles, who still plays for Bury's Under-16 side, failed to become the club's youngest-ever player though, with their record held by Jimmy Kerr at 16 years and 15 days.

This month, West Brom striker Jonathan Leko became the first player born in 1999 to start a Barclays Premier League game when he was given a full debut in the Baggies' 3-0 defeat to West Ham.


Police concern for missing 14-year-old girl from Bury

Sophie Holmes, 14, is reported missing. Credit: Great Manchester Police

Police are growing increasingly concerned about a 14-year-old girl who has been missing since Tuesday.

Sophie Holmes, pictured above, was last seen at around 6.15pm two days ago in Whitefield near Bury, Great Manchester Police said.

She is described as white, slim and around 5ft tall with brown shoulder-length hair and brown eyes.

The teenager was wearing dark leggings with an orange aztec pattern, black trainers, a grey hooded jumper and a leopard-print gillet.

Anyone with any knowledge of her whereabout is asked to call their local police station on 101.

Police: Man wanted for 'wiping excrement on women'

The man is described as being white, aged 45 to 50, of medium build and around 5ft 8in to 6ft tall. Credit: Police

Police have released an image of a man wanted in connection with wiping excrement on two women in Ramsbottom, near Bury, Greater Manchester.

Police said a 46-year-old woman fell victim to the man at the Oakes pub on Bridge Street in October:

"A man walked into the men’s toilets before approaching the woman. He appeared to wipe something on her arm before walking off. It was only when he walked away that she realised it was excrement," police said.

Another similar incident took place regarding a 52-year-old woman later that month.

Police Constable Rachael Allen said: “The image captured on CCTV is very clear and I believe that someone will recognise the man. If you do, I urge you to contact police."

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