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Renewed Appeal After Woman Carjacked In Manchester

Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses after a woman was carjacked in Manchester city centre.

The incident happened on Wednesday 23 September at around 8.50pm.

A 27-year-old woman was sat alone in her black Peugeot 108 car on Store Street car park, as she waited for her boyfriend to arrive at Piccadilly train station.

A man approached the car, opened the drive'’s door and tried to take the woman's keys.

The woman fought the man off and started screaming, but he put his hand over her mouth, pulled her out of the vehicle and then made off in the car towards Great Ancoats Street.

The car was found on Regent Street in Newton Heath at around midnight on Monday, 26 October 2015.

The woman was not injured.

Police are appealing to anyone who saw the car being abandoned to contact them.

Armed Men Rob Supermarket In West Derby

Three men, believed to have been armed with screwdrivers and a hammer, have robbed a supermarket in west Derby.

The men who had their faces covered entered the Tesco store on Honeys Green Precinct at around 10.50pm on Thursday.

The thugs forced the staff into an office before stealing two till trays containing a sum of cash and the CCTV hard drive and made off on foot.

No-one was injured during the incident, however the staff members were left shaken.

Detective Inspector Colin Rennison said: "We would appeal to anyone who was in the vicinity of the shop last night and may have seen anyone acting suspiciously to get in touch with us."

Man Charged After Body Discovered In South Gloucestershire

A man has been charged with preventing a lawful burial following the discovery of a body in South Gloucestershire.

Police launched an investigation after a man's body was found in a yard behind a former gym in Gloucester Road, Patchway, on Friday 10 April.

The man was later identified as 63-year-old Nicholas Clark. A post-mortem examination confirmed his death was not suspicious and that he'd died from natural causes.

Further enquiries were made at Mr Clark's home and officers found it was being used as a cannabis factory.

Two people were arrested and interviewed.

Paul Jackson, 39, of Catbrain Lane, was charged with preventing the lawful burial of a body, one count of theft and one count of producing a class B drug.

Anthony Whillier, 29, of Royal Victoria Park, Bristol, was charged with two counts of producing a class B drug.

Both were released on bail.


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