Police are looking for a man reported missing in Wigan

He is described as being white, of medium build, has short brown hair and brown eyes. It is believed he was wearing a blue t-shirt and jeans.

Police are looking for a man reported missing in Wigan

Matthew Donelan MISSING FROM WIGAN, LANCASHIRE   Police are looking for a man reported missing in Wigan. 28-year-old Matthew Donelan was reported missing from his home on Crawford Avenue, Tyldesley at 4.45pm on Thursday 17 December 2015. He is described as being white, of medium build, has short brown hair and brown eyes.  It is believed […]

Woman falling to death after man’s rape acquittal an accident, says coroner

Woman falling to death after man’s rape acquittal an accident, says coroner

Tracy Shelvey, who died days after a man accused of raping her was cleared, plunged to her death after staging Rochdale rooftop protest Tracy Shelvey was given inadequate support by agencies including the police, council and social and health services, the inquest heard. Photograph: PA Josh Halliday Tuesday 15 December 2015 A coroner has found […]

Police hunt missing registered sex offender Richard Ayomanor who ‘could pose a danger to women’

UPDATE: Richard Ayomanor, who was missing from a secure unit in Manchester has been now been found - police have said

Police hunt missing registered sex offender Richard Ayomanor who ‘could pose a danger to women’

Ayomanor, 38, was last seen on Saturday at Tesco in Cheetham Hill Sunday 13 Th December, 2015 By John Scheerhout Greater Manchester Police are hunting Richard Ayomanor, a missing registered sex offender.   UPDATE: Richard Ayomanor, who was missing from a secure unit in Manchester has been now been found – police have said Police […]

Coronation Street actor killed himself hours after finding out about his father’s death

Coronation Street actor killed himself hours after finding out about his father’s death

Coronation Street actor Trevor Smith killed himself just hours after learning that his father had died, an inquest heard.
Police discovered the 42-year-old had been struggling with his stuttering career, stress and his sexuality in the months before he committed suicide.
Only a week before he threw himself into a lagoon at a disused quarry after self-harming at his home when he became overwhelmed by events in his life.

Greater Manchester Police & Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust Working Together

Greater Manchester Police has collaborated with Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMW ) to provide a training programme for staff that improves the understanding of mental health.

ManVCam: Protesters prepare for Albert Square government cuts rally

Manchester celebrities Shaun Ryder, Terry Christian, Rowetta and Claire Mooney are to lead hundreds of protesters in a rally against ‘appalling’ coalition cuts that have affected the city.

The Mancunian icons will lead crowds in what they are calling a ‘smart rally’— an emulation of the pro democracy demonstrations that took place in Hong Kong back in September 2014.

Pledge to end locking up mentally ill in police cells

Authorities in England have pledged to bring an end to the practice of detaining people with mental health problems in police cells.

The NHS, councils and police are now set to come up with plans for how they will achieve this, the government said.

Care minister Norman Lamb said real progress had already been made, and added that “in many parts of the country it’s now a thing of the past”

Leeds ‘crisis’ teams hailed a success as mental health detainee numbers drop by a third

A PILOT project aimed at giving emergency mental health care to people in crisis in Leeds has proved so successful that it is set to become a permanent fixture in the city.

It was launched 12 months ago as health workers teamed up with police to offer an innovative ‘street triage’ service. After the successful Department of Health funded trial – which saw the number of people being detained by police under the Mental Health Act drop by a third – the Leeds Mental Health Triage is now being offered 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and West Yorkshire Police have jointly been providing the service.

Mentally-ill teenagers no longer to be held in cells

Teenagers experiencing mental health problems will no longer be detained in police cells as a “place of safety”.

Home Secretary Theresa May will announce later an overhaul of mental health laws in England and Wales.

The government review is also set to recommend adults should only be kept in a police cell as a place of safety in exceptional circumstances.