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Family’s ‘futile’ effort to rescue boy from mud

A mother has described how she and other relatives tried to rescue her 13 year old son, who was trapped in mud for almost four hours.

The incident happened on Saturday near Back Lane, Congleton, on land being used for the link road construction.

It happened just days after Graham, the company building the £90m link road, issued a warning about children playing on building sites, ahead of the summer holidays.

The teenager’s mother, who requested to remain anonymous, told the Chronicle that her son fi rst got stuck at around 4pm while out with his brother and three friends.

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Police appeal for phone footage of pub brawl

Detectives investigating a disturbance outside a Congleton pub have renewed their appeal for information and footage from the public.

The incident involving a large group of people occurred at around 7.30pm on Sunday,

7th July.

It began outside the Ye Olde King’s Arms on High Street and continued onto Kinsey Street.

A 53-year-old man from Congleton sustained a serious leg injury as a result of the inci

It was Eaton’s garden party on Saturday, and following a procession led by Rode Hall Silver Band, rose king William Boxford (with crown) and rose queen, Tiana Wisener (to William’s left), were crowned. Guests included Congleton town mayor Coun Sally-Ann Holland (standing, left), with her “Mayor Bear”mascot, David Rutley MP (third from right, standing) and the archdeacon of Macclesfi eld, the Rev Ian Arch (far right). For more photos, turn to page 28. (Submitted photograph).

dent. He was taken to hospital by ambulance and has since been discharged after receiving treatment.

Cheshire Police said enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and detectives urged anyone who was in the area and witnessed any part of the altercation to come forward.

They also want to speak to anyone who has any mobile phone or dashcam footage of the incident.

Det Cons Hasan Hasircioglu said: “A man suffered a serious injury that required hospital treatment as a result of the large scale altercation.

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