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<b>Wednesday 17 June:</b> gangsters' relatives sue, scooters invade, and last chance to grill the Constable

Published on June 17th 2009.


RELATIVES OF JAILED MANCHESTER GANGSTERS Colin Joyce and Lee Amos are seeking compensation from the police after they ran a billboard campaign publicising the men's arrests. The posters showed pictures of the killers as they look now, alongside pictures of how they might look when they are released from prison after serving life sentences, with a message that thanked the public for information and witness evidence. Relatives say the campaign breached their human rights – an opinion shared by civil rights group Liberty who are backing their claim against Greater Manchester Police.

PEOPLE ACROSS THE CITY CENTRE were surprised yesterday when up to 200 Vespa and Lambretta scooters invaded, with their riders dressed in full Mod gear. They toured the city centre before arriving at the Opera House for a special production of the rock opera Quadrophenia.

TODAY IS YOUR LAST CHANCE to send your questions for Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, Peter Fahy. Confidential's editor will interview him on Friday, and the article and video interview will be published on the site early next week. Click here to send your questions.

THE SHORTLIST FOR THE BEST OF MANCHESTER AWARDS has been announced, with the nominees including MMU art collective Contents May Vary and the owner of fashion label and Northern Quarter shop Babycakes. The awards, which celebrate innovation in art, music and fashion, are judged by a panel of industry experts including Peter Saville and Wayne Hemingway. A full article will be posted on the awards later today.

This 'n' That wisdom: Luck is the idol of the idle.

Taken from the free calendar available at This 'n' That, Soap Street, Northern Quarter. Those curry masters are so very, very sagacious. How does this wisdom rate? 7/10

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legaleyesJune 17th 2009.

It probably wasn't their idea initially - most likely they were tapped up by a solicitor who saw a chance to make a few quid in compo!

BenJune 17th 2009.

I assume the relatives probably saw a perfect avenue for a bit of free cash. It probably has nothing to do with them giving a crap about their family.

eh?June 17th 2009.

anyone care to elaborate on how these killers human rights have been breached?

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