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Shop worker threatened with gun for refusing £1 refund

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A man threatened a shop worker with a gun after she refused to give him a £1 discount on a bottle of beer.

And no sooner had the woman told the gunman that the police were on their way that the man put the gun back in his waistband and paid for the beer.

He then calmly put the change in a charity box.

It happened at the One Stop Store on Stretford, Trafford, at about 9.40am on 4 January 2014.

The man casually strolled into the store and picked out two bottles of beer which he put on the counter. After requesting the shop assistant, 51, give him a £1 discount to which she refused, he pulled a gun from his waistband and cocked the weapon.

Shocked, the shop assistant told the gunman the police were on the way to which the man replied i don’t want that and paid her £3 for just one of the bottles. He then placed in the change in a charity box and walked out.

The man is described as white, of a heavy build and about 20-25-years-old. He was said to be 5ft 5in to 5ft 8in tall, with a shaved head, fat face and wearing a black baseball cap with a motif on its peak.

He was also wearing a burgundy jacket with light coloured sleeves, dark trousers, light-coloured shoes, a dark coloured T-shirt with an unknown emblem on the front and jeans.

Police are now appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Constable Andy Warren said: “This was, quite frankly, a bizarre robbery the likes of which I have never come across before. Quite what the offender was thinking I do not know but his actions were extremely strange.

“However, I want to be absolutely clear that while some might find his behaviour odd, this is no laughing matter.

“He pulled out a gun and cocked it in an intimidating manner in front of a shop worker who had no idea what he was going to do and whether he would genuinely fire the weapon. For her it was a terrifying experience and we therefore need to catch this man before he tries anything like this again.

“We have released a CCTV still of the man and I would appeal to anyone who recognises this man to come forward.

“I also want shopkeepers in the local area to be vigilant and study this picture. If this man comes into your shop, do not wait for him to try something similar but call the police immediately.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Woman hit by two lorries and two cars in multiple hit and run

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A woman has tragically died after being hit by two lorries and two cars at a pederidain crossing in London.

The woman was struck by two lorries and two cars as she crossed at a pedestrian crossing in Tulse Hill, South London.

The woman who has not been named is believed to be in her late 20s or early 30s.

The Metropolitan Police has confirmed that the driver failed to stop at the scene and a woman was then hit by a second lorry and then hit by two cars, all four drivers failed to stop at the scene of an accident.

Paramedics rushed to the scene on Norwood Road at 6.48pm on Monday and administered emergency treatment to the woman who was sadly pronounced dead at 7.21am.

Acting Detective Sergeant Alastair Middleton of the Metropolitan police released a statement appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision and the moments afterwards to contact us. I would also urge the drivers of all four vehicles to come forward and speak with my team.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Merton on 020 8543 5157.

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Two arrested on suspicion of murder following death of three children

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A 14, 8 & 7-year-old has been killed in a devastating house fire which is being treated as murder.

Cops are treating the deaths as ‘Murder’ by fire and have now arrested a 23-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman.

A three-year-old girl is also fighting for her life in hospital and her mother is in a serious condition.

Police have launched a murder inquiry after three children died in a suspected arson attack on a house in Salford.

Emergency services responded to reports of a fire at 4.58am on Jackson Street, Worsley in Greater Manchester.

Sadly Demi Pearson aged 14 was declared dead at the scene following the horrific arson attack which ripped through the house.

Another boy aged eight-year-old and a girl aged seven-year-old have also sadly died in hospital.

Michelle Pearson aged 35 the mother of all four children is also in a serious condition and is fighting for her life.

Greater Manchester Police said a manhunt was underway for a suspect and the force was “keeping an open mind” as to whether the incident was gang-related.

Chief Superintendent Wayne Miller said: “The death of these three children is heartbreaking. Our thoughts are with their loved ones and the little girl and her mum who are in hospital fighting for their lives.

“We currently have specially-trained officers with the family to help them through this devastating time.”

He called on the suspect to “give himself up”, adding that “he knows who he is”.

“This is a fast-moving live investigation and we have a major investigation team with scores of dedicated detectives working tirelessly,” he continued.

“I want to describe what this incident is; it’s the murder, using fire, of three children and we have a three-year-old girl fighting for her life who is seriously ill.

“This will devastate this family forever and words cannot describe what they are going through. We need the public’s help to find the answers the family deserve.

“We want to make arrests as soon as possible and we appeal to local people to help us in this.”

Two 16-year-old boys managed to get out of the house before fire crews could arrive. they are believed to be safe and well.

Greater Manchester Police have now referred the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission because they had been called to the address due to an “earlier incident at the address” hours before.

Jackson Street has been closed off with large steel barriers and firefighters are still monitoring hot spots within the property,

Our thoughts are with everyone who has been impacted by this devastating fire.

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Man hunt launched as three children killed House Fire

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A 14, 8 & 7-year-old has been killed in a devastating house fire which is being treated as murder.

Cops are treating the deaths as ‘Murder’ by fire and know who the suspected killer is and urge him to hand himself in before he is named.

A three-year-old girl is also fighting for her life in hospital and her mother is in a serious condition.

Police have launched a murder inquiry after three children died in a suspected arson attack on a house in Salford.

Emergency services responded to reports of a fire at 4.58am on Jackson Street, Worsley in Greater Manchester.

Sadly Demi Pearson aged 14 was declared dead at the scene following the horrific arson attack which ripped through the house.

Another boy aged eight-year-old and a girl aged seven-year-old have also sadly died in hospital.

Michelle Pearson aged 35 the mother of all four children is also in a serious condition and is fighting for her life.

Greater Manchester Police said a manhunt was underway for a suspect and the force was “keeping an open mind” as to whether the incident was gang-related.

Chief Superintendent Wayne Miller said: “The death of these three children is heartbreaking. Our thoughts are with their loved ones and the little girl and her mum who are in hospital fighting for their lives.

“We currently have specially-trained officers with the family to help them through this devastating time.”

He called on the suspect to “give himself up”, adding that “he knows who he is”.

“This is a fast-moving live investigation and we have a major investigation team with scores of dedicated detectives working tirelessly,” he continued.

“I want to describe what this incident is; it’s the murder, using fire, of three children and we have a three-year-old girl fighting for her life who is seriously ill.

“This will devastate this family forever and words cannot describe what they are going through. We need the public’s help to find the answers the family deserve.

“We want to make arrests as soon as possible and we appeal to local people to help us in this.”

Two 16-year-old boys managed to get out of the house before fire crews could arrive. they are believed to be safe and well.

Greater Manchester Police have now referred the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission because they had been called to the address due to an “earlier incident at the address” hours before.

Jackson Street has been closed off with large steel barriers and firefighters are still monitoring hot spots within the property,

Our thoughts are with everyone who has been impacted by this devastating fire.

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