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Child Snatch Alert: girl aged 13 fights off man in attempted abduction

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Police have launched an urgent man hunt after a girl aged 13 was grabbed from behind and assaulted in an attempted abduction in a park in Leigh.

The girl is believed to have fought off the man and managed to run to safety, she called the police who launched a major investigation.

At the time of the incident the girl was walking through Westleigh Park in Leigh and police have increased patrols in the area.

The man is described as tall, white, of medium build and around 30 years-old, with short dark hair and a scruffy beard.

He is also described as having muscly arms and a big nose.

He spoke with a foreign accent, possibly Eastern European and was wearing a green jacket, a top with “King” written on it and black Adidas tracksuit bottoms with stripes down the side.

Detective Chief Inspector Clare Devlin from GMP’s Wigan Borough said: “Thankfully this brave young girl was able to fight off the man and run away to safety.

“She has obviously been left frightened by this experience and my thoughts are with her and her family.”

Detective Chief Inspector Clare Devlin added: “We have launched an investigation and are very keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or may have seen a man matching this description acting suspiciously in the area.

“Incidents like this are thankfully incredibly rare, the local community are bound to be very concerned however, so I would like to reassure them that we are doing all that we can to identify this man.

“We have increased patrols in the area and anyone with any questions or concerns is encouraged to come and speak to our officers.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 7103, alternatively call 101 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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