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£10,000 reward offered after man attacked with a Sledgehammer

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A £10,000 reward has been offered following a violent supermarket raid during the raid a man was attacked with a sledgehammer

The incident occurred at 9.45 am on Monday 3rd February 2014, When three robbers targeted Post Office Staff delivering cash to Aldi on Upper Lloyd Street, Moss Side.

The gang, who were armed with weapons including a machete and sledgehammer, entered the store.

They demanded cash and forced staff into an office off the shop floor.

After momentarily trapping themselves in the room they ran off empty handed through the shop.

They escaped in a white BMW One series, registration MT62 KKE, that had been stolen from an address in Cheetham Hill on the evening of 1 February 2014. The car used in the robbery remains outstanding.

During the raid a security guard who was making the cash delivery was hit across his back and shoulder by an offender with a sledgehammer. He was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.

Now the Post Office is offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the robbery.

Payment of the reward is subject to information being received within six months of the reward being announced (before 13 August 2014).

The validity of any claim will be determined by Post Office security in conjunction with the police.

The four offenders were all white men and were wearing balaclavas. They were armed with a machete and sledgehammer.

Detective Inspector Kevin Marriott, said: 2The men responsible are violent and dangerous individuals and we are working extremely hard to identify them.

“While we are following a number of lines of enquiry I hope the reward offered by the Post Office will encourage those with information about the offenders to come forward.

“If you think about what you could do with that money ⿿ pay off debts, buy a car or put a deposit on a house – then it is no exaggeration to say this is a life changing sum.

“I want to reassure those with information that you can contact us in absolute confidence.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 6104, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Verne Troyer has tragically died aged just 49

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Verne Troyer who was know for his role in Mini-Me within the Austin Powers films has tragically died today.

Verne had made it public that he was struggling with alcoholism & depression leading up to his death.

On April 3rd Verne was rushed to hospital following suspected alcohol poisoning. A friend contacted police after a call from Verne who appeared to be very upset, drunk and feeling suicidal.

His agent has released a statement requesting thoughts and prayers for Verne at a difficult time.

“Asking you to keep Verne in your thoughts and prayers. He’s getting the best care possible and is resting comfortably.

“Appreciate the support from family, friends, and fans around the world. We will keep you updated here.”

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Verne.

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Cops catch gang of criminals leaving Hartlepool in stolen cars

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Recently in Hartlepool there has been an increase in criminals targeting Ford Fiesta cars, because criminals have a device that gets them into the car without the need for a key.

Over recent months up to Three Fiesta at a time have been going missing.

This morning the gang was at it again but this tome they didn’t count on the CDSOU A Relief who this morning recovered not 1; not 2 but 3 Stolen Ford Fiesta motor cars all attempting to leave Hartlepool containing suspected travelling criminals.

Police said “One of the vehicles unfortunately lost control and crashed while the other 2 vehicles had their front tyres stung and limped to a stop with one of the vehicle’s going the wrong way onto the A19 which was stopped by an unmarked vehicle. The driver was detained after a short foot chase and with the assistance of dog section 2 more males were also detained from another vehicle.

“Offences these males were arrested on suspicion of were theft of motor vehicle; drink driving; drug driving; dangerous driving; fail to stop for Police; no insurance and no licence.”

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TV Presenter Dale Winton Dies Aged 62

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Dale Winton who was best known for his game show Supermarket Sweep and In It To Win it has tragically died aged 62z

His agent has this evening confirmed the very sad news that Winton has lost his life.

No further details around Winton’s death have been released and it is requested that his family are offered privacy at this very tragic time.

His long-term agent Jan Kennedy said:

It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of Dale Winton who died at home earlier today.

While we know many will share this terrible loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time of grief.

A number of tributes have been left on Twitter

Winton started his career as a DJ in London and he was soon hosting his own show on local radio.

This lead Winton to joining the BBC Bristol to present Pet Watch for BBC One.

Over the years he also worked for Channel 4 ITV and on BBC One’s national lottery show.

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