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<b>Tuesday 10 March:</b> GMP under investigation, ashtray thieves and Didsbury hotel raid

Published on March 10th 2009.


GREATER MANCHESTER POLICE is to be investigated over a number of murders. The Independent Police Complaints Commission is to investigate the way Greater Manchester Police handled the case of Katie Summers, who was stabbed 82 times by her ex. Katie called the police four times in the days before the killing in Bolton and records confirm a history of domestic abuse. The force is also being investigated over two other murders of women who were killed by their partners: Clare Wood, of Salford and Sabina Akhtar, of Longsight.

ASHTRAYS ON TOP OF LITTER BINS are being stolen across the city. The council had planned to set aside £125,000 to install a further 1000 ashtrays but have now put the idea on hold. Town hall chiefs say the ashtrays are appealing to thieves because of the rising price of scrap metal.

3000 INTER MILAN FANS are expected in Manchester today for the tie with United at Old Trafford. Superintendent John Graves from Greater Manchester Police said: "GMP is well used to policing high profile matches and this is no exception.” The police presence in the city centre and around the stadium is to be increased to provide public reassurance and minimise disorder.

THE BRITANNIA COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL, Palatine Road, Didsbury has been raided. The receptionist was punched in the face several times during the robbery. The men jumped over the counter and made off with cash at 3am on Saturday. Anyone with any information should call police on 0161 856 6154.

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scoteeeMarch 10th 2009.

Thieving scrotes I hate them.Is it just me or has the Queen Victoria statue in Piccadilly gardens had a makeover?I walked to work this morning and she looked like pat butcher after an all nighter at vibealite...I hope someone cleans her up

Blue Skies ThinkerMarch 10th 2009.

Maybe we should build a Tin Man out of all those ashtrays.

Eye on the SkyMarch 10th 2009.

Where is the news on the Brick Man?

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