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City news in 250 words: Thursday 25 November

Corrie fan attack, home bans for spouse beaters and Kylie adds a date

Published on November 25th 2010.


City news in 250 words: Thursday 25 November

CORRIE FAN ATTACK: The husband of Coronation Street actress Vicky Entwistle, who plays Janice Battersby, has been found guilty of attacking a fan. Karate black belt Andrew Chapman, 48, punched Michael McWhirter, 23, in the face on a train in April after he asked for a photo of Entwistle to give to his mum, Salfords magistrates heard. Entwistle said she was intimidated by the man’s approach, however Chapman was found guilty of common assault, fined £1,250 and ordered to pay his victim the same amount.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUSPECTS HOME BAN: People suspected of abusing a partner could be banned from their homes for up to four weeks as part of a year-long pilot scheme to tackle domestic violence. ‘Go orders’ will start next summer in Greater Manchester and rolled out across England and Wales if deemed successful.

KYLIE ADDS ANOTHER DATE: The Australian pop star has added a fourth show to the Manchester leg of her Aphrodite tour 2011.Tickets for the extra show on Tuesday 5 April, will go on sale at 9am on Monday 29 November priced at £65 and £85. To book, call 0844 847 8000.

MAN IN BURKHA ROBS JEWELLERS: A gang led by a man dressed in traditional Islamic attire stole thousands of pounds worth of jewellery during a raid at Jadee Jewellers on Rochdale Road on Monday. The man approached the shop dressed in a Burkha and Hijab. The gang then smashed numerous glass display cabinets with weapons and stole 22ct gold jewellery before fleeing.

Out of the window weather forecast: I’m dreaming of a premature white Christmas.

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