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Two people have been charged in connection with a £1m fraud after being extradited from Cyprus.

The fraud relates to goods and services being supplied to the NHS at inflated costs.

It is believed that the value of the fraud is £1m and GMP, working closely with the NHS, is investigating transactions that took place between March 2003 and October 2008.

Following an operation involving GMP and the National Crime Agency, on 30 December 2013, John Leigh (25/02/1960) and Deborah Hancox (12/11/1969), were extradited from Cyprus.

They appeared at Manchester City Magistrates’ Court on 31 December 2013 and have each been charged with trading for a fraudulent purpose, carrying on the business of a company with intent to defraud creditors/for other fraudulent purpose, conspiracy to defraud, conspiracy to commit fraud by abuse of position, conspiring to conceal criminal property and concealing criminal property.

They are next due to appear at Manchester Crown Court on 14 January 2014.

As part of the investigation Mushtaq Ahmed of Shay Fold, Bradford and Attia Bibi of Stonecliffe Drive, Leeds, have been charged with conspiracy to defraud and money laundering.

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Man stabbed in horrific road rage incident in Small Heath

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A man in his 20s has suffered life-changing injuries after being stabbed following a road rage incident at 5.30pm

The motorist was stabbed in the horror attack on Coventry Road in Small Heath.

Police say the victim, aged in his 20s, suffered ‘life changing’ injuries in the attack at 5.30pm on Tuesday.

They are now hunting the knifemen who fled the scene after the broad daylight attack.

The air ambulance later landed close to the scene of the incident near Aubrey Road and took the victim to hospital.

A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: “Police were called after a man was injured on Coventry Road, Small Heath shortly after 5.30pm today (22 May).

“It is believed a dispute took place after a road traffic collision and a man in his 20’s suffered serious knife injuries.

“He has been taken to hospital where his condition is described as life changing.

“The offender is believed to have fled.

“Police are currently at the scene, which has been cordoned off and forensic enquiries are being conducted.

“No arrests have been made and anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 quoting log number 2006 of 22 May.”

Dramatic pictures showed a number of police cars in the Coventry Road /Aubrey Road area, with a large part of the road cordoned off.

Crowds of onlookers had gathered at the scene.

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Just In: active shooter at complex in Panama City Florida

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Armed cops are responding to reports of an active shooter at an apartment complex in Panama City Florida.

Members of the public are to Run, Hide & Tell.

At this moment in time it is unclear how many people have been injured in the incident.

Local media suggests that at least one person has been grazed by gun fire.

That person is believed to be in a serious but stable condition.

Members of the public are told to avoid the area of the 2300 block of Beck Avenue until further notice.

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Person under a train at London’s Lancaster Gate tube station throwing the Central Line into chaos as commuters head home

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Emergency services evacuated a rush hour tube station after a person fell underneath a train.

Passengers were told to leave Lancaster Gate tube station on the Central Line shortly after 6.30pm.

There is no service currently on the White City to Marble Arch eastbound due to a person on the track.

This is causing what is being described as minor delays on the rest of the line.

Witnesses said several ambulances and fire engines raced to the scene.

The incident is having a local impact on roads in the surrounding area of the tube station.

To allow emergency services access the A402 Bayswater Road eastbound between Lancaster Terrace and Westbourne Street has been closed.

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