Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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'MURDER AT SEA' SUSPECT DIES A former boat skipper has died awaiting trial in the US accused of killing two Manchester graduates nearly 40 years ago. Silas Duane Boston, 76, had been in custody charged with the maritime murders of medicine graduate Christopher Farmer, 25, and law graduate Peta Frampton, 24, both from Greater Manchester, whose bodies were discovered 200 metres from the coast off Guatemala on July 8, 1978. ? Turn to pages 14 and 15 for the full story HUNT FOR WOULD-BE RAPIST An e-fit (below) has been released after a man held a knife to a dog-walker's throat during an attempted rape in Salford. The man dragged the victim, a woman in her 30s, into some trees near to Bedford Avenue in Walkden. He threatened her with a knife and ordered her to hand over her jewellery, and then tried to rape the woman, who bravely fought him off before running away. The incident occurred on Sunday about 7pm, and the suspect is described as white, stocky, in his mid-30s and wearing a black baseball cap, black tracksuit and white Nike trainers with a white tick. Call 0161 856 8361, quoting incident number 2002 of 23/04/17, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

HAMMER MAN SPARED JAIL A 95-year-old man who bludgeoned his elderly wife with a hammer in an attempted mercy killing has been spared jail. Denver Beddows attacked his wife, Olive, 88, at their home in Warrington after she begged him to take her life because she didn't want to die in a care home or a hospital. Mrs Beddows suffered multiple skull fractures and lacerations but is making 'a good recovery' in hospital.

FOOD BANKS HAND OUT 58,000 PARCELS Food banks handed out more than 58,000 emergency parcels to desperate families across Greater Manchester over the past year. The Trussell Trust have released their annual figures which show their network provided more than 1.1m three-day food supplies in the country overall between April 2016 and March this year. The number has risen by more than 70,000 compared with the previous 12 months. …

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