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Five year old witnesses his father attacked as they walk down Wigan street.

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A father was attacked as he walked with his five-year-old son in Wigan.

Just after midnight on Friday 24 January 2014, the 38-year-old was walking along Dicconson Terrace, Swinley when he was approached by three men.

He was struck in the face and attacked by the group, knocking him unconscious.

After the men left, the boy alerted family friends of the attack and they called police.

One man is described as being white, in his mid 20s, of medium build, 5ft 9in tall, had short blonde hair and grazes on his forehead. He was wearing a beige coat and spoke with a local accent.

A second man is described as being white, in his mid 20s, of slim build, around 5ft 11in tall, with short hair and spoke with a local accent.

The third man was white, in his mid 20s and spoke with a local accent.

Detective Sergeant Peter Carletti based at Wigan Police Station said: “This was clearly a terrifying attack to both the victim and his son. The man was worried his child may have been injured and a five-year-old boy could only watch as his dad was repeatedly kicked and knocked unconscious.

“This was an unprovoked and savage attack that has left him with a fractured cheekbone. Fortunately, the boy was not physically injured.

“We are determined to catch those who are responsible for this crime but we need the publics help in coming forward. If you witnessed the assault or believe you know who may be responsible, I would ask you to contact police.”

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 7967 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Two police officers in critical condition after being hit by a car

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Two Met Police Officers are in a critical condition after being struck by a car as they returned to their vehicle.

The police constables are based at Brent Borough in North West London were returning to their marked police car on the A406 North Circular Road near Brent Park, Neasden, at around 3.40am on Sunday, when the collision occurred.

Police have arrested three people including the driver.

Sadly the officers one male and one female are in a critical condition in hospital with loved ones by their beds.

The male officer suffered serious injuries, while female officer sustained a number of fractures. Her condition is described as serious but stable.

Officers have arrested a man in his 50s on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to provide a specimen of breath.

He has been taken to a north London police station where he remains in custody.

Police placed a cordon at the scene which has now been lifted.

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Six dead after six-vehicle crash in Birmingham

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Six people have been killed in a horrific crash in Birmingham just one week before Christmas.

Another person is fighting for their life the crash involving three cars including a taxi in Edgbaston, Birmingham occurred in the early hours of this morning.

Witnesses have described how they saw a number of people ejected from their vehicles during the incident resulting in utter devastation and carnage.

The crash happened at about 1.10am at the entrance to the underpass on Lee Bank Middleway, near Edgbaston, at the junction of Bristol Road.

The driver of a black cab died at the scene along with a female passenger, a male passenger died later in hospital.

Four men in a car were all thrown from their vehicle and three of them died at the scene of the crash. The fourth is in a critical condition.

Any witnesses to the crash have been asked to contact West Midlands Police on 101.

Our thoughts are with all of those emergency workers who responded to this truly traumatic incident and the family and the friends those who have sadly died in this incident.

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Nine-year-old boy locked in safe during game of hide and seek

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A Nine-year-old boy became trapped in a safe during a game of hide and seek at his grandfathers home in Berlin.

He had to be rescued by firefighters after he hid inside the sade. He was playing with his little brother at home in Lichterfelde, Berlin.

Believing he has found the perfect hiding place the boy went inside the unused safe and closed the door locking himself in.

The boy was playing with his little brother at the home in Lichterfelde, Berlin, when he found the ultimate hiding place.

His hiding place was eventually found but his grandfather was the only person who knew the code for the safe and he was away.

They could not get in contact with him and called for help from the local fire brigade.

They tested family birthdays for three hours in the hope they’d crack the code while pumping oxygen into the safe via a tiny crack.

As a specialist team arrived who was able to cut the safe open they managed to enter a successful six-digit code.

Firefighters say the child remained calm throughout the ordeal and was shocked but unharmed.

Berlin firefighter Thomas Kirstein said it was a happy ending and super early Christmas present.

Hopefully, he won’t be hiding in there again and in future, they’ll be keeping the door shut because this incident could have been very different.

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