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Police investigate after woman raped in passageway

An 18-year-old woman has been attacked and raped in Bolton.

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The attack took place in a narrow passageway off Thorns Road in the early hours of Saturday, between 03:15 and 04:00.

The victim is receiving support from specially-trained officers.

Det Insp Damian Threader said there would be an increased police presence in the area in the coming days.

Police have also appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Boy, 14, dies after crash in police pursuit

A 14-year-old boy has died after crashing a car that was being chased by police.

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He died in hospital early on Saturday morning following a pursuit in Greater Manchester on Friday.

Officers had tried to stop a Fiat 500 they believed was stolen in Golborne, between Warrington and Wigan.

After a short chase the car crashed into two others. The boy who died had been driving. His passengers, aged 14 and 15, were also taken to hospital.

Stores remain closed in Manchester Arndale

The Manchester Arndale shopping centre remains closed this evening following today's stabbing incident.

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Greater Manchester tram network still affected

Friday evening commuters may experience delays tonight following the earlier incident at the Arndale Centre.

The tram tracks at Exchange Square, right in the heart of Manchester city centre, remain blocked.

Rochdale - East Didsbury services will be operating via Market Street and Shudehill only and will not call at Exchange Square.

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Manchester Arndale stabbings: What we know so far

Four people have been injured - one seriously - after a number of stabbings at Manchester's Arndale Centre.

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A witness described seeing "a man running around with a knife lunging at multiple people" shortly after 11:15.

The shopping centre was evacuated as police detained a suspect.

A 19-year-old woman and another woman were both taken to hospital with stab injuries and their condition was described as stable.

A man in his 50s was also treated for stab wounds, while a woman in her 40s was treated by paramedics at the scene but was not stabbed.

A fifth person presented at hospital with a superficial wound but did not require treatment

A man, 41, is being held on suspicion of terror offences.

Manchester Arndale stabbings 'random and brutal'
Police say they're not looking for anybody else in relation to the incident that left four people hurt.

Suspect was rearrested over terror offences, police confirm

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Police have confirmed the Arndale centre suspect was rearrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of an act of terrorism.

The man was originally held on suspicion of serious assault.

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Watch: Manchester Arndale stabbings latest

A man in his 40s has been detained after four people were injured in a knife attack at the Arndale Centre in Manchester city centre.

The suspect has been arrested on suspicion of serious assault, police have confirmed.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said counter-terror officers were "keeping an open mind" as investigations continue.

Police said three people had been stabbed and a fourth was also hurt.

Cordon reduced

Police are reducing the cordon around Manchester Arndale centre after a series of stabbings which left four people injured.

While the centre remains closed, nearby roads such as Withy Grove and Corporation Street have reopened.

Police said three people had been stabbed and a fourth was also hurt.
A man in his 40s has been arrested following the stabbings in Manchester city centre.

Police keeping 'open mind' on motive

Counter-terrorism police investigating the stabbings at Manchester Arndale Centre say they're keeping "an open mind about the motive".

A witness reported seeing a man "running around with a knife lunging at multiple people".

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Three people have been treated for for stab wounds, one with serious injuries.

A man in his 40s is under arrest.

In May 2017, Manchester suffered one of Britain's worst terrorism incidents when an Islamist suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured more than a hundred at a concert by the American pop star Ariana Grande.

Deputy mayor praises emergency response

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Four people injured in stabbings at Manchester's Arndale Shopping Centre

Police said three people had been stabbed and a fourth was also hurt.

One person 'seriously hurt'

One person is being treated for "serious" injuries after the stabbings in the Arndale Centre according to North West Ambulance Service.

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Prime Minister 'shocked' by Manchester Arndale stabbings

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he is "shocked" by the stabbings at Manchester Arndale Centre which have left five people injured.

He tweeted this a short time ago.

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Arndale Centre stabbings: Armed police at scene

Dozens of armed police are at Manchester Arndale Centre after five people were stabbed earlier.

A man in his 40s has been arrested.

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Armed police in Manchester city centre
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Ambulances outside The Printworks
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The shopping centre has been evacuated.

Police said there had been no reports of fatalities and counter-terror officers were leading the investigation but "keeping an open mind".

Trams are no longer stopping at Exchange Square.