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<b>Friday 14 August:</b> Wild west Salford, panic rooms and faulty fuel at Tesco

Published on August 14th 2009.


MOURNERS IN SALFORD ended up in hospital after a fight broke out at a wake. Described as being like “scenes from the wild west”, the mass brawl broke out at the Royal British Legion in Lower Broughton. One witness said, “It started with a teenage boy and a woman then all of a sudden they were arguing and then there was a slap and all hell broke loose”. Three men and a woman were taken to hospital; the injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

PARANOID FOOTBALLERS ARE installing panic rooms in their homes after a number of vicious robberies on Premiership players. Spending more than £50,000, a number of United and City players have installed the panic rooms at their homes in Cheshire. The rooms, which will include panic buttons, thickened walls and toughened windows, are said to provide a “safety window” until help arrives.

FAULTY FUEL AT TESCO has left a number of motorists facing vehicle repairs. Several drivers were left with engine problems after buying the faulty fuel from the Tesco filling station in Rochdale. Tesco said it has had a "handful" of complaints and that it plans to reimburse customers for repairs.

A BURY TEACHER has admitted having sex with a 13-year-old girl he groomed over the internet. Matthew Knott, 24, from Miles Platting pleaded guilty at Manchester Crown Court to sexual activity with a child and meeting a child following sexual grooming. The teacher has been remanded in custody and will be sentenced 30 September.

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JAugust 14th 2009.

My boyfriend witnessed part of the scrap at the wake, he was on a driving lesson...thank god it wasn't his driving test!!!

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