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Police issue e-fit after schoolgirl approached in the street

Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Greater Manchester Police have released an e-fit of a man after a school girl was approached by a stranger in Hale.

At around 12:30pm last Friday a 13-year-old girl was walking on Hale Road on her way home from school when a man driving a small silver car pulled up next to her.

The man asked the girl for directions, which she gave him, before offering her a lift to where she was going.

The girl refused but the man again asked her to get in the car, saying that she should get in because it is raining.

Again she refused his offer and the man drove off.

He is described as a white man, aged between 50 and 60 with short grey hair and short stubble. He was wearing dark rimmed glasses and spoke with a local accent.

“I understand this is a worrying incident which will no doubt cause concern but I want to assure everybody that we have launched a full investigation.

“The young girl was approached but refused to go with the man, which is a testament to her as she could have easily been tempted to take up the offer of a lift when it was raining.

“I would like to appeal to anyone who recognises the man in the e-fit to please get in touch.

"Likewise if you are the man who was involved in this incident and feel there is a different side to this report then come forward and give us your version of events.”

– Detective Sergeant Dan Hayes
  • Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 7530 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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Man escapes jail after Windermere generator deaths

Kelly Webster and her 10-year-old daughter Lauren Thornton.

A man has been sentenced for the manslaughter of his partner and her daughter.

Kelly Webster and 10-year-old Lauren Thornton died from carbon monoxide poisoning on a boat moored on Lake Windermere in 2013.

Matthew Eteson, a gas fitter from Hale, had installed a faulty generator on the motor cruiser.

He was sentenced to two years, suspended for two years, at Preston Crown Court.

Driver jailed for blaming his mother for speeding fines

Noveed Mumtaz claimed his mother was driving despite speed camera images showing the driver had a beard Credit: GMP

A man who worked for a solicitors firm was jailed today for trying to dodge a series of speeding fines.

Noveed Mumtaz even claimed it was his mother driving in one case, despite speed camera images showing the driver had a beard.

Mumtaz, 34, from Hale, admitted three offences of providing false nominations and was jailed for six months.