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Detectives are investigating after a man tried to abduct a child in Wigan.

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It happened between 2pm and 3.30pm on Monday 1 September 2014 on Holmes House Avenue in Winstanley, where it was reported a man had attempted to abduct an eight-year-old girl.

The man was described as being white, about 58-years-old, 6ft tall, of slim build with grey short hair, stubble and yellow teeth. He was described as wearing a long black coat with stains on, bare legs from the knees down and grey shoes.

The girl was riding along on her scooter with her friend who was just ahead, she passed the electrical substation when the man came out from behind the substation and grabbed her ponytail and put his hand over her mouth.

He then let go of her ponytail and grabbed hold of her arm, the girl used her elbow to hit him in the stomach and screamed to her friend who ran back and threatened to phone the police.

The offender then ran back into the wooded area.

Detective Sergeant Stephen Baldham from Wigan division, said: “This man approached a young girl who was out with her friend on a sunny afternoon riding her scooter.

“We do not know what this man’s intentions were, but we are nevertheless very concerned about this incident and we have launched an investigation led by a team of experienced detectives.

“We are appealing to any possible witnesses to come forward and assist our investigation. If anyone saw a man matching this description around this area of Winstanley on Monday or knows someone who fits this description and was likely to have been in or around this area, we are keen to speak to you.

“I understand that this incident will cause a lot of concern in the community and would therefore like to reassure residents that all patrolling officers have been given a detailed description of this man, and we will do all we can to address concerns and, more importantly, find the man responsible.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 0161 856 5307 or to call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Woman found stabbed to death in back garden in Greenwich

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Police arrest man after the body of a woman was found in the back garden of her home in Greenwich.

She suffered stab wounds, cops were called to an ongoing incident at 11.30am on Saturday.

Upon arrival cops found the body of a woman in the back garden in Tunnel Avenue.

The woman, believed to be in her 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

She appeared to have suffered stab wounds.

Police believe they know who she is, and are informing her next of kin.

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Heartwarming cops share chips with man who hasn’t eaten for days

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Two police officers this evening shared their chips with a man they found on the motorway who hasn’t eaten food in days.

The caring cops showed compassion and humanity when they could have just nicked the lad and sent him off to the cells.

But instead of taking him straight into police custody they stopped off for some chips.

Showing a truly caring side of British traffic cops who often don’t get the best press.

“The cops from the Leicestershire road policing unit tweeted that they had found on motorway suspected to be an illegal immigrant into the UK.

“He’s not eaten for days and we’ve not eaten for hours, so we’ve all shared some fine English cuisine …… a bag of chips!! 👍🏻 🍟”

These truly caring officers have shown this evening that police officers have hearts and they do care about people.

Policing is not always about crime, it’s the small acts of human kindness that go a long way.

We praise these officers for their genuine out of kindness out of their own pocket.

Helen tweeted “I know you’ll probably get people complain but. Compassion, humanity and care are great qualities.”

UK Cop Humour tweeted “Fab stuff and whilst we’re on the topic of spuds: why do potatoes make good detectives? Because they keep their eyes peeled.”

ElAine tweeted “I know some people’s heads will explode at this but well done for your compassion.”

Simply policing at it’s best. What ever your views you have to admit this is compassion and humility at it’s best.

These cops truly deserve to be recognised for great policing work.

Not every job needs to be a tick box, just because it’s a suspected illegal immigrant doesn’t mean they should be treat any different.

Top job with excellent policing skills, that will have ensured this suspect didn’t cause any problems for the officers.

Full up on chips, the officers then processes this man through custody and will refer to the home office immigration services.

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People injured after explosion at London TubeStation

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Police have evacuated a tube station in North London after terrified commuters reported an ‘explosion’ at the height of the rush-hour.

Homeowners and shopowners were told to stay inside after emergency services swamped Southgate Tube Station shortly before 8pm.

There are not believed to be many casualties.

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