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Bolton News
Former Bolton Wanderers player Brian Riley diesthe thoughts of everybody at the club are with his family and friends.” A date
Bolton News / Posted 20 hours ago
the thoughts of everybody at the club are with his family and friends.” A date for the funeral has not yet been set but it will take place at Holy Infant and St Anthony Church, Baxendale Street, Astley Bridge and Overdale Crematorium, Overdale Dri... Read more
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Bolton News
Former Bolton Wanderers player Brian Riley has died peacefully in his sleepthe thoughts of everybody at the club are with his family and friends.” A date
Bolton News / Posted 22 hours ago
the thoughts of everybody at the club are with his family and friends.” A date for the funeral has not yet been set but it will take place at Holy Infant and St Anthony Church, Baxendale Street, Astley Bridge and Overdale Crematorium, Overdale Dri... Read more
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Bolton News
Drivers warned to expect delays during ongoing roadworksminimise disruption, the work will be undertaken overnight from 8pm to 6am. Dr
Bolton News / Posted 22 hours ago
minimise disruption, the work will be undertaken overnight from 8pm to 6am. Drivers are also advised that a lane closure will be in place in Blackburn Road, next to the Astley Bridge Asda, this week while Electricity North West engineers are on si... Read more
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Bolton News
Streets to be lined with poppies ahead of Remembrance Dayas part of a wider Bolton scheme led by Val Hulme from Bolton at Home. Cllr Hi
Bolton News / Posted 22 hours ago
as part of a wider Bolton scheme led by Val Hulme from Bolton at Home. Cllr Hilary Fairclough, who leads on the scheme in Astley Bridge, said: "It was a fantastic project to be involved in last year, which brought a real sense of pride to the... Read more
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Bolton News
£600,000 library renovation plan labelled 'appalling' by councillors who fought to save other historic sitebeloved service. Bolton Council has approved the refurbishment of the former G
Bolton News / Posted 4 days ago
beloved service. Bolton Council has approved the refurbishment of the former Great Lever Library for community use, but Astley Bridge councillors have labelled the decision ‘appalling’. The Carnegie library in Moss Bank Way was shut down in... Read more
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Bolton News
Boundary change plans under fire, as MPs say it is 'unclear' whether Parliament will support redrawn electoral mapand that is what the remit given to the Boundary Commission was designed around
Bolton News / Posted 5 days ago
and that is what the remit given to the Boundary Commission was designed around.” John Walsh, Conservative councillor for Astley Bridge, said he felt the boundary changes are ‘important’ but that the commission had ‘missed a trick or two’ in the... Read more
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Bolton News
£600,000 renovation plan to bring historic library back into useAndrew Carnegie, and later became the Great Lever Community Centre. Another of
Bolton News / Posted 5 days ago
Andrew Carnegie, and later became the Great Lever Community Centre. Another of Bolton’s Carnegie libraries, in Astley Bridge, was shut down in 2012 as part of a controversial shake-up of the borough’s library services, despite a... Read more
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Bolton News
Boundary change plans under fire, as MPs say it is 'unclear' whether Parliament will support redrawn electoral mapand that is what the remit given to the Boundary Commission was designed around
Bolton News / Posted 5 days ago
and that is what the remit given to the Boundary Commission was designed around.” John Walsh, Conservative councillor for Astley Bridge, said he felt the boundary changes are ‘important’ but that the commission had ‘missed a trick or two’ in the... Read more
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Bolton News
Youths strike again with more fires in parkcalled out to Barlow Park after a wheelie bin was set on fire. The bin had bee
Bolton News / Posted 6 days ago
called out to Barlow Park after a wheelie bin was set on fire. The bin had been dragged to the far side of the park in Astley Bridge before it was deliberately set alight. Crews arrived just after 8.30pm and put out the flames which destroyed... Read more
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Bolton News
MPs' future at risk under new boundary changessubmitted a counter-proposal that would recreate the Bolton South East constitu
Bolton News / Posted 7 days ago
submitted a counter-proposal that would recreate the Bolton South East constituency, including the Atherton ward, and bring Astley Bridge into Bolton West. The boundary review is being undertaken to reduce the the number of constituencies in the UK... Read more
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Bolton News
Bolton Lions Club hero dies aged 79years has died suddenly at his home. Mr Bill Laithwaite had been to a meeting
Bolton News / Posted 7 days ago
years has died suddenly at his home. Mr Bill Laithwaite had been to a meeting of the Lions before returning to his home in Astley Bridge where he died. He was 79. Mr Laithwaite was twice president of the well-known service organisation that has... Read more
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Bolton News
Bolton Lions hero died aged 79years has died suddenly at his home. Mr Bill Laithwaite had been to a meeting
Bolton News / Posted 7 days ago
years has died suddenly at his home. Mr Bill Laithwaite had been to a meeting of the Lions before returning to his home in Astley Bridge where he died. He was 79. Mr Laithwaite was twice president of the well-known service organisation that has... Read more
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Bolton News
'We just want to be confident that we are safe' – Emotions run high as police meet residents over crimewave fearsEMOTIONS ran high as police met with residents following a recent crimewave. P
Bolton News / Posted 9 days ago
EMOTIONS ran high as police met with residents following a recent crimewave. People living in Astley Bridge have been left concerned for their safety after a spree of robberies and burglaries around the Ashworth Lane area. Some had questioned what... Read more
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Bolton News
'We deserve better' – Residents to meet with police over fears after spate of burglaries and robberieswill be at the meeting to talk about GMP action and listen to residents' concer
Bolton News / Posted 9 days ago
will be at the meeting to talk about GMP action and listen to residents' concerns. Cllr Hilary Fairclough, who represents Astley Bridge, said: "I am afraid I tend to agree with residents, that policing is not up to scratch in the Astley Bridge... Read more
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Bolton News
Gold jewellery and thousands in cash found in gang's car after neighbours thwart thieves' escapeand thousands of pounds in cash. The gang had been calling at houses in Hill C
Bolton News / Posted 10 days ago
and thousands of pounds in cash. The gang had been calling at houses in Hill Cot Road, Ashworth Lane and Hesketh Avenue, Astley Bridge, at about 6.30pm on Wednesday, in an apparent attempt to establish which homes were unoccupied. But they... Read more
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Bolton News
Gang wielding knife and lump hammer target shop in terrifying raidhammer staged a terrifying robbery at a convenience store. Police were called
Bolton News / Posted 11 days ago
hammer staged a terrifying robbery at a convenience store. Police were called to the Nisa Local shop in Ashworth Lane, Astley Bridge, at around 6am on Thursday morning. Staff said the locked door was kicked open and three men wearing... Read more
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Bolton News
Young potato picker's memories of life during Second World Warnow the Waters Meeting complex. The steps led to Eden and Thwaites Bleachworks
Bolton News / Posted 12 days ago
now the Waters Meeting complex. The steps led to Eden and Thwaites Bleachworks and were a short cut for the workers from Astley Bridge and Tonge Moor to the Denvale Mills one and two, Dart Mill, Back O’th’ Bank Power Station, Little Bolton... Read more
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Bolton News
Dead rat spotted in street behind takeawaysspotted in the street. Bin bags, tins containing food and even shoes have been
Bolton News / Posted 12 days ago
spotted in the street. Bin bags, tins containing food and even shoes have been spotted at the back of Blackburn Road, in Astley Bridge, where there are several takeaways. Pete Hill, of Eden Street, said he has made several complaints about... Read more
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Bolton News
Boyhood memories from a lost corner of Boltonwas formed in Bolton taking in various other areas within its boundaries. Read
Bolton News / Posted 19 days ago
was formed in Bolton taking in various other areas within its boundaries. Reader Norman Hindley, who was brought up in the Astley Bridge area, recalls a time when he and his pals would have “all sorts of adventures especially during the school... Read more
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Bolton News
Green light for new use of former bankBolton Council has given the hospice the green light to transform the old HSBC
Bolton News / Posted 20 days ago
Bolton Council has given the hospice the green light to transform the old HSBC branch in Hillview Road, Astley Bridge, into a replacement for its existing shop in Blackburn Road. The council’s planning office said: “The proposal would bring a vacant... Read more
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Bolton News
Young people walk out of the classroom to exercise their mind and bodyand lungs as well as their brains, as part of a national exercise challenge. C
Bolton News / Posted 20 days ago
and lungs as well as their brains, as part of a national exercise challenge. Children at The Valley Community School in Astley Bridge ran 1km or 1 mile around their school grounds, as part of the ‘10 at 10’ initiative. The campaign encourages... Read more
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Bolton News
Former bank will be converted to new useBolton Council has given the hospice the green light to transform the old HSBC
Bolton News / Posted 20 days ago
Bolton Council has given the hospice the green light to transform the old HSBC branch in Hillview Road, Astley Bridge, into a replacement for its existing shop in Blackburn Road. The council’s planning office said: “The proposal would bring a vacant... Read more
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Bolton News
Lionheart: Bill's 45 years of showing he cares for the people of Bolton— the girl he sat next to at a band concert in the Albert Hall — in 1959 and th
Bolton News / Posted 21 days ago
— the girl he sat next to at a band concert in the Albert Hall — in 1959 and the couple made their home in Neston Avenue, Astley Bridge, where they still live happily today. It was while Bill was working as a rep that he first came into contact... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Man arrested after toddler dropped from bridge is released by policeafter a toddler was dropped from a bridge has been released by police. The thr
Daily Mirror / Posted 22 days ago
after a toddler was dropped from a bridge has been released by police. The three-year-old girl survived the 30ft fall from Astley Bridge, Bolton, and was rescued from the water by officers. Police also pulled a man to safety after he plunged in... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Police release man who dropped toddler into river from bridgeinto river from bridge Sunday, October 01, 2017 - 06:30 pm A 39-year-old man
Irish Examiner / Posted 22 days ago
into river from bridge Sunday, October 01, 2017 - 06:30 pm A 39-year-old man who dropped a toddler into a river from Astley Bridge in Bolton has been released by police. The three-year-old girl survived the 30ft fall from the bridge and was... Read more
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express
Hero police officer saves life of three-old after man’s ‘murder-suicide'and managed to pull the toddler to safety. She was taken to hospital with a br
express / Posted 23 days ago
and managed to pull the toddler to safety. She was taken to hospital with a broken wrist. Police believe the incident in Astley Bridge, Bolton, may have been an attempted murder-suicide. A 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted... Read more
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Daily Mirror
First picture of man arrested after girl, 3, dropped 30ft from bridge into riverPolice statement confirmed: "Shortly after 8.30pm on Friday 29 September 2017 p
Daily Mirror / Posted 23 days ago
Police statement confirmed: "Shortly after 8.30pm on Friday 29 September 2017 police were called to Crompton Way in Astley Bridge in Bolton to reports that a 39-year-old man was stood on a bridge threatening to drop a child into the... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Man arrested for attempted murder after girl, 3, dropped 30ft from bridge into riverofficers rushed to save the toddler, who is said to be "traumatised", following
Daily Telegraph / Posted 23 days ago
officers rushed to save the toddler, who is said to be "traumatised", following the incident at 8.30pm on Friday in Astley Bridge, Bolton. Officers received reports that a man was on the bridge and making threats about the child. He... Read more
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metro
Man drops three-old girl from bridge in 'attempted murder suicide'The 39-year-old dropped the three-year-old girl from Astley Bridge in Bolton ye
metro / Posted 23 days ago
The 39-year-old dropped the three-year-old girl from Astley Bridge in Bolton yesterday night (Picture: Google Streetview) An investigation has been launched after a man dropped a three-year-old girl from a bridge into a river in an apparent... Read more
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International Business Times
Girl, 3, dropped from Bolton bridge in suspected murder-suicide bid a bridge in a suspected murder-suicide bid. Police were called to reports a 39-
International Business Times / Posted 23 days ago
a bridge in a suspected murder-suicide bid. Police were called to reports a 39-year-old man was stood on Crompton Way in Astley Bridge in Bolton threatening to drop a child into the river. Specially trained police negotiators attended the scene... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Man arrested after toddler dropped 30ft into river from UK bridgea three-year-old girl was dropped 30ft from a bridge into a river. Greater Man
Irish Examiner / Posted 23 days ago
a three-year-old girl was dropped 30ft from a bridge into a river. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) believe the incident in Astley Bridge, Bolton, where officers were forced to pull the toddler and the man to safety, may have been an attempted... Read more
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Daily Star
Horror as little toddler girl dropped 30ft from bridge into rivercase of attempted murder-suicide at around 8.30pm in Bolton yesterday. Officer
Daily Star / Posted 23 days ago
case of attempted murder-suicide at around 8.30pm in Bolton yesterday. Officers frantically rushed to Crompton Way in Astley Bridge following reports a man was standing on a bridge threatening to drop a child into the river. They set up an... Read more
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express
Toddler dropped 30ft into river from bridge - man arrestedarrested after a girl was dropped 30ft from a bridge into a river Greater Manc
express / Posted 23 days ago
arrested after a girl was dropped 30ft from a bridge into a river Greater Manchester Police (GMP) believe the incident in Astley Bridge, Bolton, where officers were forced to pull the toddler and the man to safety, may have been an attempted... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Man arrested after toddler dropped into river from bridgeyear-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manche
Oxford Mail / Posted 23 days ago
year-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) believe the incident in Astley Bridge, Bolton, where officers were forced to pull the toddler and the man to safety, may have been an attempted... Read more
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Bury Times
Man arrested after toddler dropped into river from bridgeyear-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manche
Bury Times / Posted 23 days ago
year-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) believe the incident in Astley Bridge, Bolton, where officers were forced to pull the toddler and the man to safety, may have been an attempted... Read more
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Bury Times
Three-old girl dropped from bridge into river in apparent attempted murder suicideon suspicion of attempted murder. Joiner, Stephen Lomax, heard the commotion f
Bury Times / Posted 23 days ago
on suspicion of attempted murder. Joiner, Stephen Lomax, heard the commotion from Cineworld car park in The Valley near Astley Bridge. He said: “I heard shouts and screaming, the man had a deep growl. The little girl must have been... Read more
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Gazette
Man arrested after toddler dropped into river from bridgeyear-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manche
Gazette / Posted 23 days ago
year-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) believe the incident in Astley Bridge, Bolton, where officers were forced to pull the toddler and the man to safety, may have been an attempted... Read more
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guardian-series
Man arrested after toddler dropped into river from bridgeyear-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manche
guardian-series / Posted 23 days ago
year-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) believe the incident in Astley Bridge, Bolton, where officers were forced to pull the toddler and the man to safety, may have been an attempted... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Man arrested after toddler dropped into river from bridgeyear-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manche
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 23 days ago
year-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) believe the incident in Astley Bridge, Bolton, where officers were forced to pull the toddler and the man to safety, may have been an attempted... Read more
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Harrow Times
Man arrested after toddler dropped into river from bridgeyear-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manche
Harrow Times / Posted 23 days ago
year-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) believe the incident in Astley Bridge, Bolton, where officers were forced to pull the toddler and the man to safety, may have been an attempted... Read more
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This is West Country
Man arrested after toddler dropped into river from bridgeyear-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manche
This is West Country / Posted 23 days ago
year-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) believe the incident in Astley Bridge, Bolton, where officers were forced to pull the toddler and the man to safety, may have been an attempted... Read more
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Gazette News
Man arrested after toddler dropped into river from bridgeyear-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manche
Gazette News / Posted 23 days ago
year-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) believe the incident in Astley Bridge, Bolton, where officers were forced to pull the toddler and the man to safety, may have been an attempted... Read more
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Bolton News
Man arrested after toddler dropped into river from bridgeyear-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manche
Bolton News / Posted 23 days ago
year-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) believe the incident in Astley Bridge, Bolton, where officers were forced to pull the toddler and the man to safety, may have been an attempted... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Man arrested after toddler dropped into river from bridgeyear-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manche
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 23 days ago
year-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) believe the incident in Astley Bridge, Bolton, where officers were forced to pull the toddler and the man to safety, may have been an attempted... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Man arrested after toddler dropped into river from bridgeyear-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manche
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 23 days ago
year-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) believe the incident in Astley Bridge, Bolton, where officers were forced to pull the toddler and the man to safety, may have been an attempted... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Man arrested after toddler dropped into river from bridgeyear-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manche
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 23 days ago
year-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) believe the incident in Astley Bridge, Bolton, where officers were forced to pull the toddler and the man to safety, may have been an attempted... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Man arrested after toddler dropped into river from bridgeyear-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manche
EveningTimes Online / Posted 23 days ago
year-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) believe the incident in Astley Bridge, Bolton, where officers were forced to pull the toddler and the man to safety, may have been an attempted... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
Man arrested after toddler dropped into river from bridgeyear-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manche
Croydon Guardian / Posted 23 days ago
year-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) believe the incident in Astley Bridge, Bolton, where officers were forced to pull the toddler and the man to safety, may have been an attempted... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Man arrested after toddler dropped into river from bridgeyear-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manche
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 23 days ago
year-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) believe the incident in Astley Bridge, Bolton, where officers were forced to pull the toddler and the man to safety, may have been an attempted... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Man arrested after toddler dropped into river from bridgeyear-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manche
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 23 days ago
year-old girl was dropped 30ft (9m) from a bridge into a river. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) believe the incident in Astley Bridge, Bolton, where officers were forced to pull the toddler and the man to safety, may have been an attempted... Read more
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