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Police appeal after pregnant teenager goes missing

Alisha Khan was last seen shortly after midnight on Saturday. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Police are appealing to the public to help find a heavily-pregnant teenager who has not been seen since leaving hospital.

19-year-old Alisha Khan, who is 36 weeks pregnant, was taken to Royal Manchester Children's Hospital after she fainted while out shopping.

She then left the hospital without treatment and was last seen at around 12.20am on Saturday.

Khan, from Oldham, is described as mixed race with a slim build and brown eyes. She is known to frequent the Dukinfield, Wythenshawe and Oldham areas.

Detective Sergeant Simon Halliwell of Greater Manchester Police said: "She left the hospital without treatment or checks and we are concerned she may have an ongoing condition that could harm her or the baby."

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101.


Teenager charged over attempt to acquire 'chemical agent'

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with attempting to acquire a biological toxin, or chemical agent, police said.

The teenager was arrested in Greater Manchester on Monday along with a 16-year-old girl, who has since been released without charge.

Officers from the North West Counter Terrorism Unit said there was no intelligence to suggest anyone in the area was at risk.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will appear at Tameside Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Girl, 16, released without charge after counter-terror raids

A 16-year-old girl arrested in a counter-terrorism raid in Greater Manchester has been released without charge, police have revealed.

The girl was arrested along with a teenage boy, also 16, in an operation by the North West Counter Terrorism Unit yesterday.

The boy is still in custody being questioned by police.

Manchester terror arrests 'a precautionary measure'

Anti-terror police have stressed that the arrests of two teenagers in Greater Manchester are "a precautionary measure" and not linked to "an international terrorist plot".

Chief Superintendent Caroline Ball of the North West Counter Terrorism Unit said:

I know news of an arrest made under terrorism legislation in this community will cause a certain amount of anxiety and people will understandably have questions.

What I want to stress very clearly is that this investigation is in no way linked to any sort of international terrorist plot nor have we recovered any evidence to suggest the community of Mossley is at risk.

I want people to be reassured that we have taken this precautionary action to ensure the safety of our residents.

– Caroline Ball
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