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4th October 2012

News in Brief – 8th October

A fire caused by sausages, the death of a model and an attack in Rochdale

Model dies in Northern Quarter Hotel

A 23 year old Latvian model fell to her death from the balcony of a Northern Quarter hotel.

Laura Pahomova, living in Blackburn, fell from a rented apartment at the Light Boutique ApartHotel, landing on another balcony nine floors below.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

An inquest is expected to be held, but her death is not being treated as suspicious.


Man rescued after sausages start fire

Firefighters forced their way into a house after a man fell asleep cooking sausages.

The 60 year old, from Baguley, was given first aid at the scene before being taken to Wythenshawe Hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

David Acton, Chairman of the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority, said the incident was a warning of “how easy it can be for a fire to start if something distracts you from cooking.”


Teenage girl attacked in Rochdale

The 18 year old had her leg dislocated and may have fractured her jaw after being attacked outside Dali Bar in Rochdale.

She did not recognise her attackers, who grabbed her by the face and throat. She has no memory of what happened.

The assault happened between 2am and 3am on 23rd September. Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

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