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City news in 250 words: Monday 9 May

Glass attack in Bijou, Pakistan murder investigation and Eurocities want to see Manchester in a new light

Published on May 9th 2011.


City news in 250 words: Monday 9 May

GLASS ATTACK IN BIJOU NIGHTCLUB: A 28-year-old woman has suffered serious facial injuries after being glassed by a woman she didn’t know in Salford nightclub, Bijou. The incident happened at 1.30am on Monday 2 May. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment to facial injuries that required 26 stitches. Police want to hear from anyone who was in the club and might have seen the assault or witnessed what happened beforehand.

PRESTWICH MAN MURDERED IN PAKISTAN: Foreign Office officials have launched an investigation into the murder of Tariq Hafeez, 48, from Prestwich, after he was shot in Pakistan. He was believed to be visiting the country on business when he was killed in his taxi leaving Lahore Airport. Greater Manchester Police say the investigation is being handled by Pakistani authorities.

NEWTON HEATH STABBING: An eighteen-year-old has been left badly injured after he was stabbed during an argument on Newton Heath. The conflict is reported to have happened around 6.30pm on Saturday evening. Three men are being held for questioning by local police on suspicion of assault. Police have confirmed that the victim received a deep cut near his spine but is not fatally injured.

MANCHESTER PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION: Aspiring photographers aged 15 to 25 are invited to take part in the Eurocities - network of major European cities -photography competition. The winning entry, which shows Manchester from a different perspective, will then be published in photo book later this year. For further information please visit http://www.manchester.gov.uk/eurocities. Photographs should be uploaded by Sunday 21 May.

This week in 1839: The Ladies’ Bazaar raised £1,000 for Manchester & Salford's Female Penitentiary, a charity for rescuing and reforming prostitutes.

Thanks to @revealmcr

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