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Two officers hurt after collision with suspected drink or drug driver in Salford

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Two officer hurt after suspected drug driver crashes into them Liverpool Road in Salford

Two officers hurt after a collision with a suspected drink and drug driver have been rushed to the hospital.

Officers are now appealing witnesses to come forward following a collision involving the police car and a black Mercedes C200.

The collision happened just before 3.30am on Thursday 10th November 2016 when a marked police car travelling on Liverpool Road in Salford was involved in the collision.

Two officers who were travelling in the car at the time of the collision were taken to hospital for treatment for their injuries. One of the officers has since been discharged and the other remains in a stable condition.

‎The driver of the Mercedes was also taken to hospital as a precautionary measure but has since been discharged.

A 25-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs. He is currently in police custody for questioning.

Sergeant Helen Hallworth of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We have launched an extensive investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the collision and I’m appealing for anyone with information to get in touch.

“We have arrested a man in connection with the incident but need the public’s help to continue with our investigation.

“If anyone saw the Mercedes being driven before the collision or if anyone has dashcam footage or CCTV from the area, please let us know.”

Anyone with information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 or the independent charity 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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