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The brothers braving the cold in memory of their mum

  • For more information about the boys' fundraising efforts go here

Tom and Jack Mayoh decided to set themselves a chilly challenge. The brothers who are 10 and 8 and from Darwen in Lancashire, have decided to brave the cold and wear their shorts to school throughout the winter.

They're doing it in memory of their mum Louise. She died of cancer in July. Tom and Jack set themselves the massive target of raising one thousand pounds for the East Lancashire Hospice, which took such great care of their lovely mum in her last days.

Police say suspicious incidents not linked to child abduction

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Detectives investigating two incidents in Bolton and Bury are now treating neither as attempted child abduction.

The first incident took place shortly after 9.40pm on Monday 12 November 2018, when a 14-year-old girl was walking along Lower Southfield towards a ginnel linking to The Pewfist, Westhoughton.

The girl witnessed three people wearing balaclavas jump from a white Transit-style van and run into a nearby housing estate.

Fearing for her safety, she ran to a nearby address and was later safely walked home.

Police are treating the incident as suspicious and are continuing to appeal for information.

In a separate and unconnected incident shortly after 3.40pm on Tuesday 13 November 2018, two 11-year-olds were walking along Spring Lane in Radcliffe when they were engaged in conversation by a man who got out of a white Transit-style van while it was stopped at traffic lights.

On Wednesday 14 November 2018, three men voluntarily attended a police station in relation to the incident in Radcliffe and continue to assist officers with their enquires.

Anyone with information on the incident in Westhoughton should contact police on 0161 856 8172 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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